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Special Issue "Nanostructured Materials for Applications in Heterogeneous Catalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2017).
Prof. Jian-Rong (Jeff) Li Website E-Mail
Beijing Key Laboratory for Green Catalysis and Separation, College of Environmental and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
Interests: metal-organic frameworks (MOFs); heterogeneous catalysis; MOF-derived composites; MOF-based membranes; adsorption and separation
Dr. Cláudia Gomes Silva Website E-Mail
Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering - Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials (Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM), Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), Rua Dr. Roberto Frias s/n, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Interests: Interests: photocatalytic science and technology; heterogeneous catalysis; environmental catalysis; green chemistry; fine chemical synthesis; solar fuels; materials science; chemical engineering
Advanced nanotechnology has been in rapid development over the last few decades. A great deal of effort has been made in the rational design and preparation of a novel family of complex solids with attractive characteristics, which have already found applications in catalysis. When nanostructured materials are applied as heterogeneous catalysts, in comparison with traditional powdery catalysts, the former exhibit superior properties of nanoparticles and new effects originating from synergies at the nanoscale, with many unmatchable improvements in terms of size, shape, surface structure, number of catalytically active sites, catalytic selectivity and so on, as identified by molecular-level study on the reaction mechanism.
The unique synergy between the surface chemistry and nanostructure has led to many exciting developments in the field of heterogeneous catalysis, gradually becoming the hotspot of materials science and promising to revolutionize chemical manufacturing. The aim of this Special Issue is to cover promising recent research and novel trends in heterogeneous catalysis employing various nanostructured materials, for extensive applications in the fields of thermal catalysis, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, photoelectrocatalysis, biocatalysis, etc., in research areas ranging from environmental remediation, to organic transformations and renewable energy.
Dr. Tian-Yi Ma
Prof. Jian-Rong Li
Dr. Cláudia Gomes Silva
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- nanostructured materials
- surface chemistry
- conventional catalysts
- renewable energy
- environmental remediation
- organic transformation