Special Issue "Microwave-Assisted Catalysis"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; green chemistry; microwaves; ultrasounds; biomass valorization; glycerol revalorization; catalyst preparation and characterization
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; green chemistry; microwaves; ultrasounds; biomass valorization; glycerol revalorization; catalysts preparation and characterization
The use of microwaves applied to catalysis has received considerable attention in the last years as an alternative to conventional heating. The benefits of microwave heating for catalysis mainly lie in the fact that it accelerates the reaction rates, can be used at milder reaction conditions than conventional heating (lower temperature and time) with subsequent energy saving, and can lead to higher chemical yields. Additionally, considering that molecules or solid surfaces have a different ability to transform electromagnetic energy into heat, a different reaction selectivity could be obtained by controlling the catalyst properties. On the other hand, the main drawbacks reported until now are related to the non-uniform microwave fields generated in most microwave ovens, which can involve the formation of superheating spots, or the arcing phenomena basically linked to the use of large metal particles.
This Special Issue on “Microwave-Assisted Catalysis” will collect original research papers and short reviews focused on the recent research on this topic in order to highlight its importance. Hence, studies of the application of microwaves for acid-base, (de)-hydrogenation, oxidation reactions or in non-polar reaction media, but also related to the improvements achieved in the design of microwave ovens and reactors employed for catalysis or the scale-up of microwave-assisted reactions, are welcome.
Dr. Pilar Salagre
Prof. Dr. Yolanda Cesteros
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- microwave-assisted acid/base-catalysed reactions
- microwave-assisted (de)-hydrogenation reactions
- microwave-assisted oxidation reactions
- microwaves in non-polar reaction media
- microwave reactors and equipment
- scale-up microwave-assisted reactions
- microwave effect on catalyst deactivation
- nanomaterials in microwave-assisted reactions