Special Issue "Theoretical and Experimental Advance in Catalytic CO2 Hydrogenation to Produce Methanol"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalysis for Sustainable Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2022) | Viewed by 354

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Jingyun Ye
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA
Interests: computational catalysis; data-driven catalyst design; small molecule activation
Prof. Dr. Gyu Leem
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Guest Editor
College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York, Syracuse, NY, USA
Interests: design, synthesize and characterize a new class of hybrid polymeric-metal composite materials offering a source of inspiration for new discoveries across the sciences; molecular solutions to challenges such as global warming, environmental pollution, or solar energy conversion; new and selective methodologies to effectively implement polymeric-metal composite materials to solve the above challenges
Prof. Dr. Yifeng Zhu
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438, China
Interests: catalytic chemistry of small molecules (CO, CH4, CO2 etc.); operando X-ray absorption and Infrared spectroscopies with time resolution for catalysis; design of oxide surfaces and synthesis; synthesis and design of supported clusters and single atoms

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The consumption of diminishing fossil fuel result in the dramatical increase of carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in atmosphere, causing global temperature increase and severe climate changes. Catalytic hydrogenation of CO2 to value added chemical and fuels has attracted increasing attentions because of its great potential for closing the anthropological carbon-loop and producing the sustainable energy and materials. Great efforts have been made to develop efficient catalysts for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol. Methanol is a particularly valuable product from CO2 hydrogenation, because it is an excellent fuel for internal combustion engines or fuel cells, can be easily transported and stored using existing infrastructure, and is also an important feedstock for producing other valuable chemicals (e.g., dimethyl ether, ethylene, propylene) that current obtained from fossil fuels.

This Special Issue will present the most recent and significant theoretical and experimental studies and discoveries on heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysts including thermoal-, photo-, electro-catalysis for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol. Original papers on the above topics and short reviews are welcome for submission.

Prof. Dr. Jingyun Ye
Prof. Dr. Gyu Leem
Prof. Dr. Yifeng Zhu
Guest Editors

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  • CO2 hydrogenation
  • methanol
  • theoretical and experimental study
  • heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis
  • photocatalysis
  • electrocatalysis

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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