Green Energy and New Functional Materials through Catalysis for Carbon Neutrality

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalytic Materials".

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Dear Colleagues, 

Global climate change caused by the excessive emission of greenhouse gases has become one of the greatest threats to human survival in the 21st century. Based on the current situation, it is urgent to achieve carbon neutrality via the use of advanced materials and technologies, with a catalytic strategic focus on developments. Due to the depletion of natural resources and the environment as well as climate change, the future development of society will inevitably show the trend of a green, low-carbon, and circular economy, offering an opportunity for catalysis technology to continue to play a leading role. This Special Issue focuses on the novel processes of efficient thermal catalysis and electrocatalysis, as well as the disruptive innovation of photocatalysis, the key to which lies in creating functional catalysis routes to maximize the retention of functional groups. Furthermore, the rational design of catalysis routes and systems for energy molecules, alkenes, and aromatics should lead to revolutionary breakthroughs in catalytic routes to maximize the retention of functional groups.

I kindly invite you to submit a high-quality contribution to this Special Issue of “Green Energy and New Functional Materials through Catalysis for Carbon Neutrality” and to discuss the recent developments in the field. Review and original research articles are all welcome. Experimental as well as theoretical inquiries will be included.

Prof. Dr. Hui Wang
Dr. Linbao Zhang
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Keywords

  • thermal catalysis
  • electrocatalysis
  • photocatalysis
  • catalysis technology
  • carbon neutrality

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Ni Doped Co-MOF-74 Synergized with 2D Ti3C2Tx MXene as an Efficient Electrocatalyst for Overall Water-Splitting
by Ke Yu, Jingyuan Zhang, Yuting Hu, Lanqi Wang, Xiaofeng Zhang and Bin Zhao
Catalysts 2024, 14(3), 184; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal14030184 - 7 Mar 2024
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Metal-organic framework (MOF)-based materials with abundant pore structure, large specific surface area, and atomically dispersed metal centers are considered as potential electrocatalysts for oxygen-evolution reaction (OER), while their ligand-saturated metal nodes are inert to electrocatalysis. In this work, heteroatom doping and interface engineering [...] Read more.
Metal-organic framework (MOF)-based materials with abundant pore structure, large specific surface area, and atomically dispersed metal centers are considered as potential electrocatalysts for oxygen-evolution reaction (OER), while their ligand-saturated metal nodes are inert to electrocatalysis. In this work, heteroatom doping and interface engineering are proposed to improve the OER performance of Co-MOF-74. Using two-dimensional Ti3C2Tx MXene as a conductive support, Ni-doped Co-MOF-74 (CoNi-MOF-74/MXene/NF) was in situ synthesized through a hydrothermal process, which exhibits excellent OER and hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) properties. For OER, the CoNi-MOF-74/MXene/NF achieves a current density of 100 mA/cm2 at an overpotential of only 256 mV, and a Tafel slope of 40.21 mV/dec. When used for HER catalysis, the current density of 10 mA/cm2 is reached at only 102 mV for the CoNi-MOF-74/MXene/NF. In addition, the two-electrode electrolyzer with CoNi-MOF-74/MXene/NF as both the cathode and anode only requires 1.49 V to reach the current density of 10 mA/cm2. This work provides a new approach for the development of bimetallic MOF-based electrocatalysts. Full article
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