Special Issue "Nanoparticles for Catalysis"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2016).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; photocatalysis
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis and photocatalysis, green chemistry, energy and environmental applications, fine chemicals, petrochemistry, porous and 2D materials, metal nanoparticles
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One of the clearest examples of the role of nanoscale on the properties of a material is the catalytic activity of metal nanoparticles. As consequence of the large external surface and higher dispersion on the surface, the catalytic activity of metal nanoparticles is usually much higher for smaller nanoparticles and this property can even disappear for particles above 20 nm. In this type of catalysts, one of the major issues is to avoid agglomeration of the nanoparticles and how to stabilize them against growth. This can be achieved by supporting these nanoparticles on large surface area solids and, as a consequence, the interaction and the support of the nanoparticles is a crucial factor that determines the overall catalytic activity.
The present Special Issue of Nanomaterials is aimed at presenting the current state-of-the-art in the use of nanoparticles in catalysis, a field that has blossomed since the 1980s, with seminal discoveries on gold nanoparticles as a selective catalyst, and that matured two decades ago. Nanoparticles present the transition between molecules and clusters to solid materials and, therefore, they can bridge both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, depending on how nanoparticles are formed. In the present Special Issue, we have invited contributions from leading groups in the field with the aim of giving a balanced view of the current state-of-the-art in this discipline.
Prof. Dr. Hermenegildo Garcia
Dr. Sergio Navalón
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- metal nanoparticles
- heterogeneous catalysis
- clusters as catalysts
- gold nanoparticles as catalyst palladium
- nanoparticles as catalyst
- noble metals as catalysts