Special Issue "Heterogeneous Catalysis: From Nano- and Cluster-Catalysts to Single-Atom Catalysts"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Industrial Catalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 134

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Chaoqiu Chen
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State Key Laboratory of Coal Conversion, Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taiyuan 030001, China
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; sub-nanocatalysis; atomic layer deposition; spin configuration; selective oxidation of methane
State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, College of Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao 266580, China
Interests: nanocatalysis for biomass and CO2 conversion to chemicals; industrial catalysis; reaction engineering
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State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals and Laboratory of Advanced Materials and Catalytic Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; intermetallic compounds in catalysis; electrosynthesis industry
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Dr. Jinshu Tian
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College of Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, China
Interests: heterogenous catalysts; light alkane (C1–C3) dehydrogenation; CO2 utilization; in situ dynamic characterization; DFT simulation
Dr. Lihua Zhu
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College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Materials Metallurgy and Chemistry, Jiangxi University of Science and Technology, Ganzhou 341000, China
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; catalytic hydrogenation; electrocatalysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Catalysis plays a critical role in many industrial processes, including the production of fuels, chemicals, and materials. Heterogeneous catalysis, in particular, is widely used in industry due to its high efficiency and low cost. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in developing more efficient and sustainable catalytic systems for industrial processes. This has led to the development of new types of catalysts, including nano- and cluster-catalysts and single-atom catalysts. These catalysts offer several advantages over traditional catalysts, such as higher activity and selectivity, improved stability, and lower metal usage.

The development of new catalysts has also led to the optimization of industrial catalytic processes. For example, the use of nano- and cluster catalysts has enabled the development of more efficient processes for producing chemicals and fuels. Single-atom catalysts have also shown promise in various industrial processes due to their high atom efficiency and unique electronic and geometric properties.

This Special Issue aims to explore the latest developments in heterogeneous catalysis, particularly in the context of nano- and cluster-catalysts and single-atom catalysts, as well as their applications in industrial catalytic processes. We hope this Special Issue will provide insights into the latest advances in heterogeneous catalysis and inspire new ideas for developing more efficient and sustainable catalytic systems for industrial processes.

Prof. Dr. Chaoqiu Chen
Prof. Dr. Xin Jin
Dr. Xiao Chen
Dr. Jinshu Tian
Dr. Lihua Zhu
Guest Editors

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  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • spillover
  • metal-based catalysts
  • metal oxide-based catalysts

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