Special Issue "New Catalytic Materials for Low Carbon Molecules Conversion"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2024 | Viewed by 34

Special Issue Editors

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China
Interests: nano-catalysis; photothermal catalysis; methane conversion; CO2 utilization; HCHO oxidation
College of Resources and Environment, Chengdu University of Information Technology, Chengdu 610225, China
Interests: C1 chemistry; catalysis; porous materials
Dr. Kunfeng Zhao
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Guest Editor
State Key Lab of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201899, China
Interests: nano-materials; heterogeneous catalysis; industrial catalysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Currently, the issues of energy and the environment are the primary focus of researchers around the world. Low-carbon molecules (C1 and C2) are the foundation of most chemicals. Some low-carbon molecules, including CO2, CO, CH4, CH3OH, etc., are basic low-energy molecules that can be upgraded to high-energy chemicals, which decrease the dependence of energy aquisition on fossil fuels. Some low-carbon molecules like CO, HCHO and VOC, etc., are harmful molecules that endanger the health of humans and thus need to be eliminated as efficiently as possible for the protection of human health.

This Special Issue, entitled "New Catalytic Materials for Low-Carbon Molecules Conversion", covers all aspects of energy and the environment with regard to low-carbon molecules, upgrading their energy values for the production of high-energy chemicals and eliminating their molecules for the mitigtation of air pollution. This Special Issue welcomes the submission of articles addressing new materials with the capacity to aid in energy production and eliminate pollution from low-carbon molecules (C1 and C2). This Special Issue will also encompass material design to theory calculations.

Prof. Dr. Fagen Wang
Prof. Dr. Zhiyong Deng
Dr. Kunfeng Zhao
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • low-carbon molecules
  • energy production
  • environmental remediation
  • materials preparation/design/characterization
  • photocatalysis/thermocatalysis/electrocatalysis
  • C1 and C2 upgrading

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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