Special Issue "Metal-based Heterogeneous Catalysts for Hydrogen Generation/Production"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalytic Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Umit Bilge Demirci
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Department of Chemistry, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Interests: chemical hydrogen storage (solid- and liquid-state), boranes (ammonia- and hydrazine-) and alkali/alkaline-earth derivatives, amine-borane adducts, BNH materials, boron chemistry, sodium borohydride as liquid-state hydrogen carrier or as liquid fuel of DLFC, borates and BNH polymers as dehydrogenation residues

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Catalysis has always played a major role in the field of energy.

In the 20th century, it provided the petroleum industry with great opportunities to develop fuels, chemicals, and polymers. In the 21st century, it is critically important for the development of new, sustainable, and renewable energy sources and carriers. Tomorrow—we hope in the very near future—it will be the key to successfully substituting most fossil fuels.

Today, and for tomorrow, many efforts are dedicated to make hydrogen H2 one of the most important sustainable energy carriers, and the realization of the so-called “hydrogen economy” is ongoing. However, there are still many impediments to the widespread development of such an economy. One of the large problems is that H2 has to be produced. It has to be generated from a hydrogenated source through a chemical process, and catalysis, especially metal-based heterogeneous catalysis, is greatly important, even central, to the process.

The present Special Issue is focused on the central role of metal-based heterogeneous catalysis and photocatalysis in the production/generation of H2 from a wide variety of sources. A typical example is water, its splitting being favored in the presence of a metal-based photocatalyst. Other examples of hydrogen sources are shown in the scheme below.

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It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews about metal-based heterogeneous catalysts and photocatalysts that are under consideration for the production of H2 from the sources listed above, as well as from other ones.

Prof. Dr. Umit B. Demirci
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • energy
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • hydrogen generation
  • hydrogen production
  • metal catalysis
  • photocatalysis

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Insertion of Platinum Nanoparticles into MoS2 Nanoflakes for Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution Reaction
Materials 2018, 11(9), 1520; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11091520 - 24 Aug 2018
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Pt as a chemical inert metal has been widely applied as the counter electrode in various electrochemical measurements. However, it can also be dissolved and redeposit to the working electrode under certain electrochemical circumstances. Herein we demonstrated a cyclic voltammetry (CV) cycling method [...] Read more.
Pt as a chemical inert metal has been widely applied as the counter electrode in various electrochemical measurements. However, it can also be dissolved and redeposit to the working electrode under certain electrochemical circumstances. Herein we demonstrated a cyclic voltammetry (CV) cycling method to synthesize a catalyst comprising inserted Pt nanoparticles into MoS2 nanoflake stack structures on stainless steel mesh (SSM). The binder-free composite structure exhibits significantly enhanced hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) catalytic activity with an overpotentials of 87 mV at 10 mA cm−2. The deposited Pt nanoparticles significantly enhance the catalytic activity through changing the structure of MoS2 and increasing the amount of active sites. This work provides a new way forward for rational design of the nano-electrocatalysts. Full article
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