Special Issue "Sustainable Catalytic Materials for Selective Oxidation and Energy Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mihaela Florea
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Guest Editor
National Institute of Materials Physics
Interests: heterogenous catalysis; surface science; energy materials; catalytic selective oxidation
Dr. Florentina Neatu
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Guest Editor
National Institute of Materials Physics, Atomistilor 405A, 077125 Magurele, Romania
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; selective oxidation reaction; green chemistry; nanomaterials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of sustainable catalytic materials plays an essential role in the medium- and long-term strategy of the chemical industry, as almost 90% of all chemical processes include at least one catalytic step. Moreover, in the current context of ending exhaustible fossil resources, new processes for the production of added-value compounds starting from renewable resources are in researchers’ spotlight. For this purpose, beside the role in the synthesis of key intermediates, selective catalytic oxidation is an extremely useful tool in creating new sustainable and greener chemical processes.

This Special Issue focuses on the development of sustainable catalytic materials for selective oxidation reactions in the context of an environmentaly-friendlier chemistry with lower energy consumption including synthesis of useful chemicals by selective oxidation from bio-derived sustainable feedstocks, liquid phase alcohols oxidation, carbon dioxide preferential oxidation, oxidative dehydrogenation and ammoxidation, etc., as well as their applications in relevant topics related to sustainable energy as for exemple: fuel cells, production of syngas, conversion of biomass to fuels, hydrogen energy, catalytic transformation of CO2 to fuels, and so on.

This Special Issue welcomes the recent advances and trends in the development of novel sustainable catalytic materials for selective oxidation and energy applications, and is not limited to the above-mentioned challenging reactions.

Dr. Mihaela Florea
Dr. Florentina Neatu
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • heterogeneous catalytic oxidation
  • new sustainable catalytic materials
  • fuel cells
  • green and sustainable energy

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Molybdenum Dopped Copper Ferrites as Active Catalysts for Alcohols Oxidative Coupling
Materials 2019, 12(11), 1871; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12111871 - 10 Jun 2019
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Copper ferrites dopped with molybdenum were studied in an oxidative coupling reaction between methanol and ethanol in the gas phase. The catalysts have been characterized by X-ray diffraction, where the presence of ferrite, magnetite, and tenorite phases was observed; scanning electron microscopy; UV-Vis [...] Read more.
Copper ferrites dopped with molybdenum were studied in an oxidative coupling reaction between methanol and ethanol in the gas phase. The catalysts have been characterized by X-ray diffraction, where the presence of ferrite, magnetite, and tenorite phases was observed; scanning electron microscopy; UV-Vis spectroscopy; and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, which highlighted the presence of octahedral coordination of isolated molybdena species. The catalyst with the highest activity in this reaction and with the highest selectivity to hydroxyacetone is the one that presents Lewis sites with weak acidity. The methyl and ethyl acetate selectivities are directly proportional to the Cu/Fe ratio. It has been observed that the presence of reduced copper sites is responsible for the selectivity in esters, while the presence of reduced iron and molybdenum sites is responsible for the acetol production. Full article
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