Special Issue "Porous Materials: Active Phases or Supports in Heterogeneous Catalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2022) | Viewed by 4569
2. Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: synthesis and modification of zeolite and hierarchical zeolites using conventional and innovative approaches; preparation of bifunctional catalysts using innovative methods to introduce metallic function; application of zeolites, hierarchical zeolites, and other porous materials such as carbons, clays, silicoaluminophosphates, and mesoporous silicas as active phases or supports to gas-phase refining and petrochemical reactions, such as cracking, hidroisomerization and alkylation as well as fine chemistry liquid phase reactions such as Friedel–Crafts acylation and oxidation reactions
Interests: synthesis and modification of porous solids, namely, zeolite structures and carbon materials from biomass through conventional and innovative approaches; characterization of materials through different techniques (e.g., physical adsorption of gases, adsorption of bases followed by infrared, X-ray diffraction, electron microscopies); study of the catalytic properties of zeolite materials in refining, petrochemistry, and fine chemistry such as Friedel–Crafts acylation reactions; application of carbon materials as adsorbents for the removal of pharmaceuticals from water (fundamental and applied studies); application of carbon materials for energy production and storage; carbon materials as catalysts or catalyst supports
Porous materials have attracted a large amount of interest due to their wide range of application in molecular separation, adsorption, and especially as catalysts or catalyst supports. A large set of porous materials such as zeolites and zeotypes, such as SAPOs, ALPOs, among others, metal organic frameworks (MOFs), carbon materials, and mesoporous silicas have in common the presence of a large surface area and pore volume. The micropores can act as microreactors, where the native active sites or introduced species, such as metals, promote the occurrence of catalytic reactions. On the other hand, the larger pores are ideal locations for the anchoring of bulky species such as enzymes or organometallic catalysts, preventing leaching and transforming homogeneous to environmentally friendly and reusable heterogeneous catalysts.
The aim of this Special Issue is to open the discussion concerning the synthesis, modification, and functionalization of porous materials, aiming to prepare innovative and effective catalysts or catalyst supports for heterogeneous catalytic reactions.
Prof. Dr. Angela Martins
Prof. Dr. Ana Paula Carvalho
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- Porous materials
- Heterogeneous catalysts
- Hierarchical materials
- Bifunctional catalysts
- Catalysts supports
- Carbon materials
- Mesoporous silicas