Special Issue "Metal/Metal Oxide-Support Interactions in Heterogeneous Catalysis"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalytic Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Anil Banerjee Website E-Mail
Department of Chemistry, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA 31909, USA
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; low temperature catalytic oxidation of methane and carbon monoxide; kinetics and mechanism; surface science; identification of surface species and metal–metal oxide support interactions by XPS, TEM, SEM, STEM, XRD, TPD, etc.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metal/metal oxide support interaction in heterogeneous catalysis is an important and emerging area of research, as evidenced by the significant number of research articles published in recent years. This Special Issue will focus on the following areas of this field of research:

  1. The determination of the structure and morphology of the support, interactions of the support with metal/metal oxide catalysts, structural variations in the supported metal nanoparticles, and the effects of metal/metal oxide support interactions on particle size. Relevant structural and surface analytical techniques may include Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDX), Scanning/Transmission Electron Microscopy (S/TEM), spherical aberration corrected Scanning/Transmission Electron Microscopy (Cs-S/TEM); X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) , X-ray Diffraction (XRD) , Infra-Red Spectroscopy (IR), X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structure (XANES),Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS), and Temperature Programmed Reduction (TPD).
  2. The effects of metal/metal oxide-support interactions on the catalytic activity, reaction rate, and turnover frequency.

Prof. Dr. Anil Banerjee
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • nano-structured catalytic materials
  • metal–metal oxide support interactions
  • structural, textural and surface characterizations
  • environmental catalysis applications
  • catalytic activity
  • structure–activity relations
  • particle size
  • particle size distribution

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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