Special Issue "Oxide-Based Materials for (Photo)Catalysis"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Giuseppina Pinuccia Cerrato Website E-Mail
Department of Chemistry, University of Turin, Italy
Interests: oxide-based materials for (photo)catalysis; standard and innovative synthetic procedures; physicochemical characterization
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Claudia Letizia Bianchi Website E-Mail
Department of Chemistry, University of Milan, Italy
Interests: process intensification; photocatalysis; ultrasound; advanced materials synthesis; gas and liquid phase reactors
Guest Editor
Dr. Lorenzo Mino Website E-Mail
Department of Chemistry, University of Torino, Italy
Interests: surface science; photocatalysis; oxide nanomaterials; in situ/operando spectroscopy; synchrotron radiation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, oxide-based photocatalysts have emerged as crucial materials to face environmental and energy issues. The photocatalytic process involves the creation of electron/hole pairs and their subsequent transfer to the particle surface to perform the desired reduction and oxidation processes. The key requirement to obtain efficient photocatalysts is to engineer the band edge positions to produce the appropriate redox species and to efficiently absorb solar radiation. In this context, different approaches have been proposed, including doping with metal impurities or nonmetal atoms, preparation of oxygen-deficient oxide materials, and coupling with narrow band gap semiconductors. Shape-engineering is also emerging as an additional strategy to finely tune the physicochemical properties of photocatalytic materials to optimize surface reactivity and selectivity.

The present Special Issue of Catalysts is aimed at showing the current state-of-the-art in the synthesis, characterization, and modeling of oxide-based materials employed in advanced photocatalytic applications, including CO2 reduction, water splitting, and environmental remediation.

Prof. Dr. Giuseppina Pinuccia Cerrato
Prof. Dr. Claudia Letizia Bianchi
Dr. Lorenzo Mino
Guest Editors

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  • Doped oxide photocatalysts
  • Shape-engineered oxide particles
  • Plasmonic oxide photocatalysts
  • Band gap engineering
  • Multiscale modeling
  • Photocatalytic reaction mechanisms
  • Photocatalytic water-splitting
  • Air treatment
  • Pollutants photodegradation
  • Artificial photosynthesis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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