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Special Issue "Structure–Activity Relationships in Catalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018).
Dr. Anna Maria Venezia Website E-Mail
Institute of Nanostructured Materials (ISMN) of CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche), Via Ugo La Malfa 153, 90146 Palermo, Italy
Interests: Surface Science; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Auger electron spectroscopy (AES); Heterogeneous Catalysis; Supported metal catalysts
Catalysis, a technology devoted to the modification of chemical reactions with increased conversion and selectivity, relies very much on the structural design and on the surface properties of the materials used as catalysts. Any catalytic process involves a sequence of elementary steps, including adsorption, surface diffusion, chemical rearrangement of the adsorbed reaction intermediate and desorption of the products. The nature of the catalyst, in terms of chemical formulation, physical, textural and morphology properties, strongly affects each of these steps. Understanding the relationship between a single feature of a catalyst and its activity behavior is mandatory in order to regard catalysis as an exact science rather than as a trial-and-error approach.
The present Special Issue will be a compendium of original research papers and reviews, focused on special aspects of the structure–activity relationship in chemical reactions relevant to both industrial and environmental catalysis. The development of new materials, new synthetic routes, advanced characterization tools and modelling are among the included topics.
Dr. Anna Maria Venezia
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Catalysts is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Support effects
- Particle size effects
- Metal-support charge transfer
- Core-shell catalysts
- Surface properties