Special Issue "Direct Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2019).
Interests: transition metal catalysis; noble metal systems; oxidation reactions; sustainability; alternative solvent systems
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; metal nanoparticles; oxidation reactions; industrial processes; biomass valorization
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In the past 10-15 years hydrogen peroxide has experienced a constant increase in production with some 5 Mton being expected by the end of 2017. Environmental regulations have played a vital role in popularizing the use of H2O2 over other oxidants, by virtue of the chemical being emission-free and eco-friendly in nature. Hydrogen peroxide’s robust growth could be traced back to the overwhelming support of the environmental protection authorities and tightening effluent regulations in almost every application area. However, the current hydrogen peroxide production is still almost exclusively based on the anthraquinone process, while the long-sought alternative direct synthesis from hydrogen and oxygen has been the subject of extensive investigation. This special issue collects original research papers, reviews and commentaries focused on the still open challenges for the direct synthesis of H2O2. Submissions are welcome especially in (but not limited to) the following areas:
- Development of newly designed catalysts (metals, alloys, effects of acidity and additives)
- Process development (reaction conditions, explosive or non explosive regimes, etc.)
- Non catalytic methods
- Innovative reactor design (microreactors, membrane reactors, trickle-bed reactors, etc.)
- In situ production and use
- Mechanistic investigations
Prof. Dr. Giorgio Strukul
Dr. Federica Menegazzo
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- hydrogen peroxide direct synthesis
- metal catalysts
- alloy catalysts
- membrane reactors
- trickle-bed reactors
- mechanistic studies