Special Issue "Women in Catalysis"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Elena Pastor Website E-Mail
Instituto de Materiales y Nanotecnología, Facultad de Química, Universidad de La Laguna, C/Astrofísico Francisco Sánchez s/n. E-38071. La Laguna. Tenerife, Spain
Interests: electrocatalysis and carbon supported catalysts for applications in electrochemical devices
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. María Jesús Lázaro Elorri Website E-Mail
Instituto de Carboquímica, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Miguel Luesma Castán, 4. E-50018. Zaragoza, Spain
Phone: 34976733977

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent advances in catalysis have focused on the development of several topics, including transition metal catalyzed small molecule activation and functionalization, catalysis for green and sustainable chemistry, heterogeneous catalysts for energy and environmental requests, applications of organometallic compounds in fine chemical synthesis via catalysis or computational tools for advanced catalysis, among others. The specific role of women in the development of these research fields may have gone unnoticed, but many of the groups that have contributed to these advances are led by brilliant women scientists. In this Special Issue, we will highlight the relevant and innovative contributions of those female scientists.

Prof. Dr. Elena Pastor
Dr. María Jesús Lázaro Elorri
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Women in research
  • heterogeneous catalysts
  • materials for energy
  • environmental protection
  • transition metals
  • organometallic compounds, green chemistry
  • computational tools

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Open AccessArticle
Enhanced Electrocatalytic Behaviour of Poy(aniline-co-2-hydroxyaniline) Coated Electrodes for Hydrogen Peroxide Electrooxidation
Catalysts 2019, 9(8), 631; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9080631 - 24 Jul 2019
Abstract
Polymer-coated electrodes are widely used for the detection and oxidation of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Conducting polyaniline (PANI), poly (2-hydroxyanilne) (PHA), and their copolymer poly(aniline-co-2-hydroxyaniline) (PACHA) were electrochemically synthesized on a gold substrate for H2O2 detection and [...] Read more.
Polymer-coated electrodes are widely used for the detection and oxidation of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Conducting polyaniline (PANI), poly (2-hydroxyanilne) (PHA), and their copolymer poly(aniline-co-2-hydroxyaniline) (PACHA) were electrochemically synthesized on a gold substrate for H2O2 detection and analysis. Cyclic voltammetry (CV), square wave voltammetry (SWV), and differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) techniques were used for electroanalysis. Both PACHA and PANI greatly reduced the gold overpotential for H2O2 oxidation with enhanced current densities. The PACHA- and PANI-coated electrodes showed oxidative peaks at 0.30 and 0.50 V, respectively, in the presence of 1.4 × 10−6 M H2O2, while PHA-coated electrodes exhibited no response. The fabricated electrodes displayed a linear response towards H2O2 in range of 2 × 10−7 to 1.4 × 10−6 M, with very low detection limits (LODs) of 1 × 10−7 M (for PACHA) and 1.15 × 10−7 M (for PANI) evaluated from CV data. In case of SWV and DPV, the LODs were found to be 1.78 × 10−7 M (for PACHA) and 1 × 10−7 M (for PANI), respectively. The materials exhibit high sensitivity of 650 A/Mcm2 and show good stability. The PACHA-coated electrode shows better capacitance (1.84 × 10−3 F) than PHA- (2.52 × 10−4 F) and PANI-coated (1.17 × 10−3 F) electrodes. Full article
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