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Special Issue "Catalytic Applications of Clay Minerals and Hydrotalcites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2020.
Clay minerals are inexpensive and available materials with a wide range of applications (adsorbent, ion exchanger, support, catalyst, paper coating, ceramic, and pharmaceutical, among others). Clay minerals could be easily modified through acid/basic treatment, through the insertion of bulky ions or pillars in the interlayer spacing, as well as through acid treatment, improving their physicochemical properties.
Considering their low cost and high availability, clay minerals display a relatively high specific surface area in such a way that they have a great potential to be used as catalytic supports, since they can disperse expensive active phases as noble metals on the porous structure of their surface. In addition, the low cost of these supports allows their implementation on an industrial scale more easily than other supports, which are only feasible for the laboratory scale.
Hydrotalcites (considered as anionic or basic clays) are also inexpensive materials with a great potential to be used as catalysts, since their textural properties could also be modified easily through the insertion of anions in their interlayer spacing. In the same way, these hydrotalcites, formed by layered double hydroxides, can lead to their respective mixed oxides after thermal treatment. These mixed oxides are considered basic catalysts with a high surface area, so they can also be used as catalytic support.
Taking into account the great potential of clay minerals and hydrotalcites, the editors think that the catalytic applications of both materials are worthy of a Special Issue in the journal Catalysts.
Dr. Juan Antonio Cecilia
Dr. Carmen Pilar Jiménez Gómez
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Clay mineral
- Mixed oxides
- Catalytic support
- Heterogeneous catalysis