Special Issue "Carbon Materials for Green Catalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2016)
Dr. Frédéric Jaouen
Novel catalytic materials will play a key role in the roll-out of green technologies needed for a reduced dependence on fossil fuels. However, the majority of catalytic materials developed, or being developed, for large-scale production of chemicals and fuels, or for the production and storage of renewable energy, rely on precious metals or rare-earth elements. This situation threatens the deployment and sustainability of key technologies needed for a CO2-neutral and sustainable economy (photovoltaic electricity, electrochemical energy conversion, biofuel synthesis). In the search for inexpensive materials with retained catalytic function, improved selectivity or tolerance, carbon-based materials have recently shown great promise for a wide range of catalytic applications, encompassing hydrogenation reactions and various electrochemical reactions of fundamental importance for renewable energy conversion and storage.
This Special Issue aims to cover recent progress and understanding in the field of carbon-based materials for renewable energy production and storage, including biofuel synthesis. Experimental and theoretical studies investigating the catalytic properties of carbon allotropes or amorphous carbon materials doped with light elements or with metal atoms covalently integrated in the carbon matrix are particularly welcome. In particular, single-atom-catalysts integrated in a carbon matrix have emerged as a successful approach combining the advantages of organic and inorganic catalysts, offering the ultimate utilization of active elements or tuning the electronic and chemical properties of carbon. Synergetic effects between a carbon substrate and a secondary structure dispersed on its surface are also of interest to this special issue, provided that the synergetic or catalytic role of the carbon substrate is clearly demonstrated. Structure-property relationships or synthetic approaches exposed in this Special Issue for a wide variety of carbon-based materials and for a wide range of catalytic applications will expectedly help fostering cross-fertilizing new ideas in this rapidly developing research field.
Dr. Frédéric Jaouen
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- Heterogeneous catalysis
- Carbon metal composites
- Single atom catalyst
- Oxygen reduction
- Hydrogenation reactions
- CO2 reduction
- Hydrogen evolution
- Active site identification
- Electrochemical energy conversion
- Computational catalysis