Special Issue "New Insights into Heterogeneous Catalysis"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Gianguido Ramis Website E-Mail
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, Civile ed Ambientale, Università degli Studi di Genova and INSTM Unit Genova, Via all'Opera Pia 15A,16145 Genova, Italy
Interests: heterogeneous catalytic processes; characterization of surface active sites; SCR of NOx with NH3; catalytic oxidation; catalytic combustion of hydrocarbons and VOCs; C-H bonds activation; H2 production by steam reforming of bio-alcohols; CO2 photoreduction; photocatalytic H2 production
Guest Editor
Prof. Ilenia Rossetti Website E-Mail
Dip. Chimica, Università degli Studi di Milano, INSTM Unit Milano-Università and CNR-ISTM, via Golgi 19, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: process development; catalytic processes; heterogeneous catalysis ; photocatalysis; photoreactors design; transport phenomena; CO2 valorization; H2 production; process simulation; economic evaluation; renewable energy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Heterogeneous catalysis is the basis of more than 90% of industrial chemical processes, and it played an important role in the development of modern chemistry in the last century. A new golden age has recently begun, thanks to its fundamental role in the development of sustainable and green chemistry. Furthermore, advanced characterization tools have allowed boosting the fundamental understanding of catalytic functions.

This Special Issue aims to collect either original research articles or reviews on new aspects and approaches in heterogeneous catalysis. Every target reaction can be of interest, provided that a clear evidence of new methodologies and concepts is presented. The attention should focus preferentially on process development, i.e., contributions on catalytic process design, scale-up issues (including catalysts forming and deactivation/regeneration problems), kinetics, catalytic reactors design and modeling, and economic sustainability, are particularly welcome.

We hope that you will contribute to this issue sharing your valuable expertise.

Prof. Gianguido Ramis
Prof. Ilenia Rossetti
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • catalytic processes
  • catalytic reactors
  • catalysts design
  • catalysts deactivation/regeneration
  • industrial catalytic processes
  • kinetics
  • scale-up of catalytic processes
  • economics of catalytic processes

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Covalent Organic Frameworks for Heterogeneous Catalysis
Author: Dr. Yanan Gao
Abstract: Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are an emerging class of porous crystalline materials with high surface area, facile functionalization, and very diverse structures, as heterogeneous catalysts for a wide range of catalytic applications. A great number of COFs have been constructed and applied in coupling reaction, Knoevenagel condensation, aldol condensation, Michael addition, Diels-Alder reaction, photocatalytic hydrogen generation,etc. In this review, we present an overview of the important development in COFs catalysts covering preparation, characterization, and catalytic applications. The focus of this review is the catalytic properties of COFs, in particular activity, efficiency, stereoselectivity and synthetic outlook.

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