Special Issue "Recent Progress in Transition Metal Phosphide Catalysts for the Hydroprocessing of Petroleum or Biomass Feedstocks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018).
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; design and synthesis of nanomaterials (metal chalcogenides); X-ray absorption spectroscopy (in situ XAFS measurements); DFT calculations
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Special Issue in Catalysts: State-of-the-Art in Catalysts for the Hydroconversion of Heavy Oils
The transition metal phosphides, as a new class of hydro-processing catalysts, have shown excellent activity in hydrogenation (HYD), hydrodesulfurization (HDS), and hydrodenitrogenation (HDN) of petroleum feedstocks. More recently, metal phosphides have been effectively exploited in hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) for the upgrading of biomass feedstocks. Particular attention has been devoted to the preparation of more active and stable phosphides, since most of the catalytic properties that make the active phosphides strongly depend on the preparation method and pretreatment conditions. Moreover, the challenging aspects of the reaction mechanisms over the phosphides and the nature of active sites are still open for research. This Special Issue covers recent progress of transition metal phosphides, ranging from basic research and characterization to industrial applications. The Guest Editor hopes that the topics covered in this Special Issue will convey the expanding potential of phosphide catalysts and will be of interest for those active in the field.
I look forward to receiving original contributions or review papers.
Prof. Dr. Yong-Kul Lee
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- Transition metal phosphide