Design and Synthesis of Nanostructured Catalysts, 2nd Edition

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

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Dear Colleagues,

Following the first successful Special Issue on this topic (available here), we are happy to announce a second edition entitled “Design and Synthesis of Nanostructured Catalysts, 2nd Edition”.

Catalytic studies have been significantly advanced with the emergence of nanotechnology as a key technology of modern times. Nanotechnology has progressed synthetic techniques so that they may control and maintain uniformity in shape, size, morphology, and composition and excel catalytic performance. Nanostructured catalysts of metals, oxides, semiconductors, and other compounds transpire at the interface between heterogeneous and homogeneous catalytic processes and enable for high efficiency, better selectivity, great stability, easier recovery, and recycling. The nanostructured catalysts are the focus of this Special Issue, which aims to cover the synthesis of numerous nanostructured catalysts, such as metal oxides (alkali, alkaline, transition metal oxides), photocatalytic nanomaterials, nanofibrous materials, in addition to applications in CO2 conversion, hydrogen production, fuel cells, composite solid rocket propellants, energy storage, medicines, dye, bio-fuels production, water purification, and many other chemical reactions such as electrocatalytic processes, photocatalytic reactions, coupling reactions, hydrogenation, reduction reactions, oxidation reactions, and others.

Dr. Dinesh Kumar
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Keywords

  • plasmonic nanomaterials
  • metal nano-oxides
  • metal organic frameworks
  • semiconductor nanostructures
  • 2D materials
  • surface engineered catalysts
  • defect engineering
  • electrocatalysts
  • photocatalysts

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Engineering the Integration of Titanium and Nickel into Zinc Oxide Nanocomposites through Nanolayered Structures and Nanohybrids to Design Effective Photocatalysts for Purifying Water from Industrial Pollutants
by Osama Saber, Aya Osama, Nagih M. Shaalan and Mostafa Osama
Catalysts 2024, 14(6), 340; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal14060340 - 24 May 2024
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Water pollution is one of the main challenges currently facing scientists around the world because of the rapid growth in industrial activities. On this basis, 2D nanolayered and nanohybrid structures, which are based on a ternary system of nickel–titanium–zinc, are considered favorable sources [...] Read more.
Water pollution is one of the main challenges currently facing scientists around the world because of the rapid growth in industrial activities. On this basis, 2D nanolayered and nanohybrid structures, which are based on a ternary system of nickel–titanium–zinc, are considered favorable sources for designing effective nanocomposites for the photocatalytic degradation of industrial pollutants in a short period of time. These nanocomposites were designed by modifying two-dimensional nanolayers to produce a three-dimensional porous structure of multi-doped Ni/Ti-ZnO nanocomposites. Additionally, another additive was produced by constructing nanohybrids of nickel–titanium–zinc combined with a series of hydrocarbons (n-capric acid, myristic acid, stearic acid, suberic acid, and sebacic acid). Energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and thermal analyses confirmed the growth of the nanolayered and nanohybrid materials in addition to the production of nanocomposites. The positive role of the dopants (nickel and titanium) in producing an effective photocatalyst was observed through a significant narrowing of the band gap of zinc oxide to 3.05–3.10 eV. Additionally, the high photocatalytic activity of this nanocomposite enabled the complete removal of colored dye from water after 25 min of UV radiation. In conclusion, this study proposes an unconventional approach for designing new optical nanocomposites for purifying water. Additionally, it suggests a novel supporting method for designing new kinds of nanohybrids based on multi-metals and organic acids. Full article
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Catalytic Reductive Degradation of 4-Nitrophenol and Methyl orange by Novel Cobalt Oxide Nanocomposites
by Hawra A. Bukhamsin, Hassan H. Hammud, Chawki Awada and Thirumurugan Prakasam
Catalysts 2024, 14(1), 89; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal14010089 - 21 Jan 2024
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Cobalt oxide nanocomposites were synthesized and used for the catalytic degradation of 4-nitrophenol (4-NP) and methyl orange (MO). Cobalt oxide nanocomposites PyroHAB9 was prepared by heating cobalt acetylacetonate complex HAB9 at 300 °C, while PyroHAB19 was prepared by heating cobalt acetylacetonate–carboxymethyl cellulose complex [...] Read more.
Cobalt oxide nanocomposites were synthesized and used for the catalytic degradation of 4-nitrophenol (4-NP) and methyl orange (MO). Cobalt oxide nanocomposites PyroHAB9 was prepared by heating cobalt acetylacetonate complex HAB9 at 300 °C, while PyroHAB19 was prepared by heating cobalt acetylacetonate–carboxymethyl cellulose complex at 300 °C. FTIR indicated the presence of Co3O4 species, while Raman spectrum indicated the presence of graphite in PyroHAB19. The SEM morphology of nanocomposites exhibited irregular spherical shape nanoparticles with sizes ranging between 20 to 60 nm. Additionally, nanowires were also seen in HAB19. Also, 2Ɵ peaks in PXRD revealed the formation of Co3O4 in HAB19. Cyclic voltammetry indicated enhanced electrochemical redox activity of HAB19. The structures of the nanocomposites were related to their catalytic activities. The turnover frequency (TOF) values of the catalytic reduction of p-nitrophenol (P-NP) and methyl orange (MO) were greater for HAB19 compared to HAB9 nano-catalysts. Also, the TOF values of the catalytic reduction of MO were greater than that of P-NP by both nano-catalysts. It is obvious that the rate constants of catalytic reductions for MO by metal oxide nanocomposites were greater than the corresponding rate constants for PNP. The highest rate constant was found for PyroHAB19 in MO reduction. Full article
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Tuning the Magnetic and Catalytic Properties of Manganese Ferrite through Zn2+ Doping: Gas Phase Oxidation of Octanol
by Mehnaz Bibi, Muhammad Sadiq, Moustafa A. Rizk, Raiedhah A. Alsaiari, Zaffar Iqbal and Zahid Ali
Catalysts 2023, 13(12), 1473; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal13121473 - 27 Nov 2023
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Spinel ferrites, ZnFe2O4, MnFe2O4, and ZnMnFe2O4, were synthesized using the sol–gel method and thoroughly investigated for their potential as catalytic and magnetic materials. Experiments unveiled that ZnMnFe2O4 exhibited [...] Read more.
Spinel ferrites, ZnFe2O4, MnFe2O4, and ZnMnFe2O4, were synthesized using the sol–gel method and thoroughly investigated for their potential as catalytic and magnetic materials. Experiments unveiled that ZnMnFe2O4 exhibited excellent catalytic and magnetic properties, whereas the Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations provided insight into the excellent performance of ZnMnFe2O4 compared with ZnFe2O4 and MnFe2O4. The catalytic efficiencies of the synthesized spinel ferrites were evaluated against a model reaction, i.e., the gas-phase oxidation of octanol to a corresponding aldehyde, utilizing molecular oxygen as an oxidant. The results indicated that the order of catalytic activity was ZnMnFe2O4 > MnFe2O4 > ZnFe2O4. The reaction was found to follow Langmuir Hinshelwood’s mechanism for dissociative adsorption of molecular oxygen. Owing to their superb catalytic and magnetic properties, mixed ferrites can be extended to a variety of organic transformation reactions. Full article
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Dynamic Photocatalytic Activity of Zn doped CdS Nanoparticles: Structural and Morphological Characteristics
Author: Jothibas
Highlights: The synthesized Zn doped CdS Nanoparticle shows uniform structures. The photocatalytic degradation efficiency was achieved to be 96% for Acid blue dyes The effective doping concentration was studied among different doping concentration

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