Special Issue "Rational Synthesis of Supported Bimetallic Catalysts"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2016).
Interests: catalyst synthesis; metal adsorption; catalyst characterization and evaluation
The activity and selectivity of supported bimetallic catalyst nanoparticles is often optimized by high metal dispersion/utilization (small particle size) and a high degree of metal 1-metal 2 interaction. Achieving both goals at a nanometer scale is not a simple feat. The most prevalent method to prepare bimetallic catalysts is co-impregnation, in which two metal precursors are placed into a volume of solution, which just fills the pore volume of the catalyst support. This often results in both poor metal dispersion and poor contacting of metals.
This Special Issue is devoted to bimetallic nanoparticle synthesis methods that simultaneously achieve the goals of high metal dispersion and intimate metal contacting. Methods include solution methods as well as surface (support) deposition methods, and the synthesis of homogeneously alloyed or core-shell nanoparticles. Special emphasis is placed on synthesis methods, which are simple and scalable.
Prof. Dr. John R. (JR) Regalbuto
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