Special Issue "Recent Advance in Porous Materials in Catalysis"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2023) | Viewed by 671

Special Issue Editors

School of Engineering, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK
Interests: catalysis, electrocatalysis, metal-air batteries, water-alkali-electrolysers, fuel cells, air treatment, water treatment, materials synthesis
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Joint Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education, Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, University of Macau, Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau SAR 999078, China
Interests: electrocatalysis; hybrid sodium-air batteries; zinc-air batteries; water-splitting; graphene; transition metal oxide; phosphorus synthesis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Highly effective porous materials are always required to accelerate the catalysis rate with an efficient and stable route and enhance the conversion efficiency. To date, designing and synthesizing low-cost, highly efficient, and stable porous catalysts for a wide, large-scale range of practical applications in sustainable energy storage and conversion, and environmental remediation has been an imperative yet challenging subject. Numerous efforts and progresses have been dedicated to exploring efficient porous catalysts based on earth-abundant elements, such as transition metal phosphates, oxides, hydroxides, chalcogenides, carbides, and phosphides, among others. Unfortunately, most transition metal-based catalysts have inadequate intrinsic activities compared with noble metal materials because of their relatively low conductivity and unsuitable electron structure.

This Special Issue of “Porous Materials in Catalysis” aims to compile frontier research and development and applications of porous materials for sustainable energy storage and conversion, and environmental remediation. Experimental and theoretical findings underlining the fundamental principles of catalysis and electrocatalysis will be emphasized, highlighting the advancements of such porous materials. Topics including (i) methods of increasing the active sites of porous catalysts; (ii) tuning the electronic structures of catalysts and optimizing the adsorption abilities of intermediate species; and (iii) correlating between the electronic structures and catalytic performances of porous catalysts will be covered. Original findings and literature reviews, providing fundamental insights into opportunities in designing and engineering cost-effective, efficient, and stable porous catalysts for a wide, large-scale range of practical applications are particularly welcome.

Prof. Dr. Hui Oscar
Prof. Dr. Hui Kwun Nam
Guest Editors

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  • Catalysis
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Earth-abundant elements
  • Density functional theory calculations
  • Sustainable energy storage and conversion
  • Environmental remediation

Published Papers

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