Special Issue "Single Atom Alloys: Modern Trends in Preparation and Application"

A special issue of Inorganics (ISSN 2304-6740). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Solid-State Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2023) | Viewed by 226

Special Issue Editors

N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry RAS, Leninsky Prospect 47, 119991 Moscow, Russia
Interests: catalyst synthesis and development; bimetallic catalysts; selective hydrogenation; single-atom catalysts; single-atom alloys; catalysis in organic synthesis; intermetallics
N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry RAS, Leninsky Prospect 47, 119991 Moscow, Russia
Interests: heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis; catalyst design and characterization; inorganic materials; nanocatalysts and nanomaterials; single-atom catalysts; single-atom alloys; intermetallics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to submit your research papers to the Special Issue of Inorganics titled “Single Atom Alloys: Modern Trends in Preparation and Application”.

Single-atom alloys (SAAs) are a type of single-site catalyst containing catalytically active elements (Pd, Pt, Rh, Ru) that are atomically dispersed in more inert but more selective host metals (Ag, Au and Cu). Alloying the reactive metals of Pt group with less-reactive hosts provides more selective chemical reactions, improved resistance to carbon monoxide poisoning, greater resistance to deactivation by coking and significant cost savings for catalyst manufacturers. Due to their unique atomic structure and exceptional catalytic selectivity, SAAs demonstrate promising potential as a new class of excellent catalysts for various chemical reactions in laboratory, pilot scale and industrial application. SAAs currently exhibit unique reactivity for the selective hydrogenation of hydrocarbons and unsaturated aldehydes, the dehydrogenation of hydrocarbons and alcohols, C–C and CO– coupling reactions, the hydrogenolysis of biomass-type molecules, and C–H activation.

This Special Issue will focus on recent advances in the synthesis and physicochemical characterization of SAAs for a wide variety of catalytic applications, as well as studies on the structure of SAAs, experimental and computational studies revealing the relationship between the isolated metal atoms, as well as their catalytic performance and mechanisms of reaction. Studies focusing on novel synthesis techniques of SAAs for industrial scale-up are of interest as well. We encourage of all types of submissions, including communications, original research articles, and reviews related to SAAs approaching practical application.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Igor Mashkovsky
Prof. Dr. Alexander Yu. Stakheev
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • single-atom alloys
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • intermetallics
  • physicochemical characterization
  • practical application
  • industrial application

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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