Special Issue "Mesostructured Materials and Their Catalytic Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2017) | Viewed by 38605
Interests: synthesis of oxides and mixed oxides with controlled porosity; examples of controlled porosity materials active phase deposition techniques (noble metals and transition metal oxides) on hierarchical porous supports; environmental catalysis
Interests: catalysis; green chemistry; nanomaterials; surface science; biofuels; porous solids; synchrotron radiation
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Interests: sustainable & green chemistry; surface chemistry, modification & analysis; bi-functional catalysts for production of platform chemicals and fuels from biomass; nano-porous hierarchical solid acid and base catalysts for biodiesel synthesis; mechanistic studies of hydrodeoxygenation of pyrolysis oil; catalyst design for the selective conversion of fatty acids to fuels, surfactants or lubricants; development of catalysts with tunable hydrophobicity; selective hydrogenation and oxidation reactions; photocatalytic water depollution; operando studies of working catalysts
Rational design of nanostructured materials with tunable physicochemical properties is critical to the successful development of next-generation heterogeneous catalysts with enhanced performance. The introduction of (controlled) porosity into catalysts is one of the most popular approaches to increasing the density of surface active sites available for chemical transformations, exemplified by crystalline microporous materials such as zeolites and metal-organic frameworks. However, growing interest in the use of bulky, bio-derived feedstocks, and desire for intensified and sustainable processes, underpinned by academic and industrial synergies across the chemistry-chemical engineering interface, is driving the synthesis and application of larger mesoporous solid catalysts with superior mass-transport properties to their microporous counterparts. Classes of mesoporous heterogenous catalysts with well-defined and controlled porosity, including inorganic metal oxides, carbons and cross-linked polymers, are of particularly promising interest for liquid phase reactions wherein pore dimensions and connectivity offer size- and or-shape selectivity, in addition to enhanced dispersion of high active sites and/or reactant and product in-pore diffusion.
This Special Issue will feature articles on the synthesis and application of catalysts with controlled mesoporosity (excluding materials whose porosity simply arises through interparticle voids) wherein novelty arises from any of the following: (i) the synthesis of new mesoporous and/or hierarchical mesoporous catalysts; (ii) new methods to incorporate catalytically active functionalities within mesoporous architectures, including acid, base, metal, oxide and organic moieties; (iii) the application of known mesoporous catalysts to new transformations for which their porosity confers enhanced activity, selectivity and/or stability. Mesoporous frameworks including metal oxides, metals, carbons, polymers and associated composites of these are all of interest.
Prof. Dr. Adam F. Lee
Professor Karen Wilson
Dr. Jean-Philippe Dacquin
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- Heterogeneous catalysis
- Porous solid
- Green chemistry