Special Issue "Nanostructure Metal Alloys for the Transformation of Biomass"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018)
Dr. Nikolaos Dimitratos
School of Chemistry, Cardiff Catalysis Institute, Cardiff University, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 3AT, UK
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Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; Catalysis for energy; H2 production; CO2 transformation to methanol; supported metal nanoparticles; Heteropolyacids; Biomass conversion; Bifunctional catalysts, Size and shape control of metal colloids; In situ and operando spectroscopy; advanced characterisation using Synchrotron and Neutron techniques
This Special Issue will be devoted to the preparation, characterization and application of nanostructured metal alloy for the transformation of molecules derived from biomass, including glycerol, cellulosic and hemicellulose compounds, and lignin derived molecules.Metal nanoparticles have received a great deal of interest in the last decade because of their unique properties, finding potential applications in different fields, such us catalysis, electronics, optics, imaging, and biology. The superior performance of bimetallic systems compared to monometallic counterparts has been reported for different chemical reactions, including CO oxidation the selective oxidation of alcohols to aldehydes the direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide the oxidation of primary C-H bonds and the transformation of biomass to fuel and chemical. The intrinsic properties of bimetallic particles have been shown to lead to catalytic properties different from monometallic counterparts, e.g., to enhanced activity, selectivity, and stability.Dr. Alberto Villa
Dr. Nikolaos Dimitratos
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- bimetallic systems