Special Issue "Metallic Nanoparticles and Metal-Mediated Synthesis in Catalysis"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Elisabete C.B.A. Alegria
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1. Chemical Engineering Departament, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
2. Centro de Química Estrutural, Complexo I, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: Sustainable homogeneous and supported catalysis; Green synthesis of metallic nanoparticles; mechanochemistry (synthesis and catalysis); molecular electrochemistry
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Dr. Andreia F. Peixoto
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REQUIMTE, Departamento de Química e Bioquímica, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; catalytic biomass valorization; carbon-based materials; Solid acid catalysts; biofuels; renewable energy; biorefinery processes
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Dr. Mohamed M. A. Soliman
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1. Área Departamental de Engenharia Química, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
2. Centro de Química Estrutural, Complexo I, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: eco-sustainable catalysis; mechanochemistry; sustainable preparation methods; nanomaterials functionalization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The application of nanotechnology in catalysis and in particular in organic synthesis involving CO and H2 oxidation, hydrocarbons functionalization, nitroarenes and NO reduction or C-C coupling among others, has made important advances in order to achieve the highest catalytic activity and selectivity while maintaining high stability. For this purpose, metallic and bimetallic nanoparticles as well as various types of core-shell nanostructures with specific functions have been developed through various synthetic protocols. Catalytic studies have demonstrated a relationship between size and shape and increasing rates of conversion and selectivity. In addition, bimetallic nanocatalysts have shown a synergistic effect relative to the individual properties of each metal.

For these reasons, we propose as the theme of this Special Issue the development of new metal-based nanocatalysts (with special emphasis on non-noble-metal (Fe, Cu, Ni, Co, etc.)-based nanoparticle catalysts prepared from green synthesis approaches) capable of, in suspension or supported, catalyzing several important reactions including the synthesis of organic compounds, degradation of pollutants and biomass valorization, in an efficient and sustainable way.

Prof. Dr. Elisabete C.B.A. Alegria
Dr. Andreia F. Peixoto
Dr. Mohamed M. A. Soliman
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Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Metal Nanoparticles
  • Nanocatalysis
  • Core-shell Nanoparticles
  • Metal-mediated Organic Synthesis
  • Catalytic Biomass Valorization

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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