Special Issue "Active Sites in Catalytic Reaction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018)
Catalysts, capable of promoting reaction kinetics and improving product selectivity, play an essential role in modern industrialized world. The past century has witnessed great successes in catalyst development, with many types of catalyst materials being developed and applied in different fields including economic chemical and petrochemical production, efficient energy generation, and environmental control. However most of these previous successes largely relied on trial-and-error experiments rather than theoretical guidance. This was because of experimental difficulty in identifying the active sites and determining the reaction pathways, both of which serve as important basis for rational catalyst search. With technological advances in characterization approaches and computational chemistry in recent years, identification of active sites and elucidation of catalysis mechanisms become possible and would lead to a new era in catalyst research. This Special Issue aims to cover recent progress and research efforts in identifying, creating and characterizing active sites in catalytic reaction and in elucidating and theoretically understanding catalysis on active sites. All experimental and theoretical works falling into the scope of this Special Issue, including original research papers, short communications, review articles, and perspective articles, are invited for submission.
Prof. Zhenmeng Peng
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Active site
- Catalyst development
- Reaction mechanism
- Heterogeneous catalysis
- Homogeneous catalysis
- Enzyme catalysis
- Density functional theory