Special Issue "Catalytic Applications of Heteropolyanions/(hetero)POMs"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Carole Lamonier Website E-Mail
Université Lille, Cité Scientifique, Bâtiment C3 59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France
Interests: development of oxide- and sulfide-supported heterogeneous catalysts starting from heteropolyanions; the application of clean fuels production (hydroprocessing and oxidative desulfurization), sulphide molecules synthesis (methylmercaptan), and waste valorization
Guest Editor
Dr. Pavel Nikulshin Website 1 Website 2 E-Mail
1. Samara State Technical University, Samara, Russia
2. All-Russian Research Institute of Oil Refining, Moscow, Russia
Interests: hydroprocessing; The development of new Co(Ni)Mo(W)S-based catalysts; heteropolyanions, chelating agents, and micro/mesoporous materials’ kinetics and mechanisms of HDS, HYD, HDO, and HDN reactions; The development of new technologies and processes of oil and bio-recourses refining

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Heteropolyanions (HPAs) containing early transition metal oxides and heteroatom also referred as (hetero)polyoxometalates (POMs) have found widespread applications in catalysis at a level that has not weakened in recent decades. HPAs can be prepared in a wide range of compositions and structures, even if a large majority of the studies is devoted to the use of the Keggin-type heteropoly species. The large catalytic applications of POMs are related to a combination of ”value-adding properties”, including redox and acid-base properties, tunable solubility, stability, and photochemical sensitivity. Even if much attention has been paid to the redox activity and acidity of HPA, highly negatively charged lacunary HPA has been proposed for base catalyzed reactions. HPA have been successfully applied to the oxidation of hydrocarbons and sulfur compounds, as well as the epoxidation and hydration of olefins, for esterification reactions or reactions involving C-C bond. They are also used as sulfide catalysts precursors for the preparation of supported hydrotreating catalysts. A clear advantage of HPAs is their modification at the molecular level for tuning and controlling their main properties, which in turn can inspire further progress of catalysts' design, as demonstrated by the recent development of new classes of composite and hybrid materials derived from HPAs.

Prof. Dr. Carole Lamonier
Dr. Pavel Nikulshin
Guest Editors

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  • catalysts
  • heteropolyanion
  • heteropoly compounds
  • POMs
  • heteropolyacid
  • transition metal sulfides
  • structure
  • hybrid materials

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