Special Issue "Advanced Hybrid Materials for Catalytic Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Jean-Sebastien GIRARDON
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
University of Lille, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; hybrid catalysis; nanoparticles; nanoplasmonic; biomass valorization; microreactor
Prof. Rénato Froidevaux
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
University of Lille, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
Interests: enzyme catalysis; homogeneous and heterogeneous enzyme catalysis; immobilization; enzyme reactor; hybrid catalysis; biomass valorization; biorefineries
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Current environmental requests encourage the production of molecules through sustainable and environmentally friendly processes requiring the design of new catalytic systems. The synthesis of “hybrid catalysts” is a part of these new concepts based on combined biological and chemical structuration. Hybrid materials are composites of organic and inorganic constituents from the nanometer to the molecular level. Hybrid materials provide extended properties due to the synergetic effects of the organic and inorganic components regarding the initial single original phases. New efficient and eco-responsible hybrid materials are increasingly generated for catalytic applications, as they could be the key to success for more selective biomass valorization. In this context, mixing the “best” of each catalysis (chemical and enzymatic) opens up new horizons. In this Special Issue, we will mainly focus on works dealing the hybrid materials based on the combination of chemical and enzymatic catalysts for catalytic reactions, such as photocatalysis, reduction or oxidation reactions, electrocatalysis or any catalytic transformation to target chemical compounds or key platform molecules.

Prof. Jean-Sebastien GIRARDON
Prof. Rénato FROIDEVAUX
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Catalysts is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Catalytic reaction
  • Hybrid catalysis
  • Hybrid materials
  • Enzymatic catalysis
  • Cascade process
  • Selective catalytic reaction
  • Photocatalysis
  • Catalysis
  • Electrocatalysis

Published Papers (2 papers)

Order results
Result details
Select all
Export citation of selected articles as:

Research

Jump to: Review

Article
Catalytic Combustion of Dimethyl Disulfide on Bimetallic Supported Catalysts Prepared by the Wet-Impregnation Method
Catalysts 2019, 9(12), 994; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9120994 - 27 Nov 2019
Cited by 3 | Viewed by 866
Abstract
In this paper, the catalytic combustion of DMDS (dimethyl disulfide, CH3SSCH3) over bimetallic supported catalysts were investigated. It was confirmed that Cu/γ-Al2O3-CeO2 showed best catalytic performance among the five single-metal catalysts. Furthermore, six different [...] Read more.
In this paper, the catalytic combustion of DMDS (dimethyl disulfide, CH3SSCH3) over bimetallic supported catalysts were investigated. It was confirmed that Cu/γ-Al2O3-CeO2 showed best catalytic performance among the five single-metal catalysts. Furthermore, six different metals were separately added into Cu/γ-Al2O3-CeO2 to investigate the promoting effect. The experiments revealed Pt as the most effective promoter and the best catalytic performance was achieved as the adding amount of 0.3 wt%. The characterization results indicated that high activity and resistance to sulfur poisoning of Cu-Pt/γ-Al2O3-CeO2 could be attributed to the synergistic effect between Cu and Pt. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Hybrid Materials for Catalytic Applications)
Show Figures

Figure 1

Review

Jump to: Research

Review
Progress in Synthesizing Analogues of Nitrogenase Metalloclusters for Catalytic Reduction of Nitrogen to Ammonia
Catalysts 2019, 9(11), 939; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9110939 - 08 Nov 2019
Cited by 2 | Viewed by 883
Abstract
Ammonia (NH3) has played an essential role in meeting the increasing demand for food and the worldwide need for nitrogen (N2) fertilizer since 1913. Unfortunately, the traditional Haber-Bosch process for producing NH3 from N2 is a high [...] Read more.
Ammonia (NH3) has played an essential role in meeting the increasing demand for food and the worldwide need for nitrogen (N2) fertilizer since 1913. Unfortunately, the traditional Haber-Bosch process for producing NH3 from N2 is a high energy-consumption process with approximately 1.9 metric tons of fossil CO2 being released per metric ton of NH3 produced. As a very challenging target, any ideal NH3 production process reducing fossil energy consumption and environmental pollution would be welcomed. Catalytic NH3 synthesis is an attractive and promising alternative approach. Therefore, developing efficient catalysts for synthesizing NH3 from N2 under ambient conditions would create a significant opportunity to directly provide nitrogenous fertilizers in agricultural fields as needed in a distributed manner. In this paper, the literature on alternative, available, and sustainable NH3 production processes in terms of the scientific aspects of the spatial structures of nitrogenase metalloclusters, the mechanism of reducing N2 to NH3 catalyzed by nitrogenase, the synthetic analogues of nitrogenase metalloclusters, and the opportunities for continued research are reviewed. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Hybrid Materials for Catalytic Applications)
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

Back to TopTop