Special Issue "Nanotechnology in Catalysis"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Maria J. Sabater Website E-Mail
Instituto de Tecnología Química, Universitat Politècnica de València, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Av. Los Naranjos s/n, E-46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: catalysis; materials; redox chemistry; one-pot; fine chemistry; CO2 valorization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,               

The evolution of catalysis is associated to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnology, which has the potential to design, synthesize and control the catalysts at nanometer and sub-nanometer length scale. The enormous efficiency of these nanocatalysts has to do with a) the increasing surface-to-volume ratio with decreasing particle size, as well as b) with quantum confinement effects, which can influence the chemical features of sufficiently small particles. Other atomic characteristics such as the chemical composition will be also critical to achieve a benefit at the level of catalytic activity and selectivity.               

Taking into account that synthetic heterogeneous catalysts are the basis of industrial chemistry, this issue will collect fundamental research in heterogeneous catalysis. In particular, design, preparation and characterization of nanocatalysts (nanoparticles and nanoclusters) for clean energy research (ranging from hydrogen and liquid fuel production from fossil and renewable resources to clean combustion technologies), nanocatalysis for environmental chemistry and nanocatalysis for clean processes (i.e. fine chemistry and large-scale industrial applications).

Prof. Maria J. Sabater
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Nanocatalyst
  • Nanoclusters
  • Nanoparticles
  • Active site
  • Design
  • Selectivity
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Fine chemistry
  • Large scale production

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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