Special Issue "Fundamentals and Catalytic Applications of Oxide-Based Materials"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "C:Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2024 | Viewed by 268

Special Issue Editor

Chemical Engineering in the Department of Chemistry and Life Science, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY 10996, USA
Interests: surface science; computational catalysis; materials chemistry; oxides

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metal oxide catalysts have shown a remarkable performance towards a wide range of acid–base, hydrotreating, and oxidation reactions in many refining and petrochemical processes. Thus, understanding the catalytic activity at micro- and nanoscale is essential for designing effective oxide-based catalysts. The physical properties of catalytically active oxide materials, such as size, surface area, shape, or porosity, directly affect the performance of resulting catalysts towards different reactions. Furthermore, the use of adequate supports, including zeolites, MOFs, carbon, silica, and alumina, is necessary to disperse oxide particles and activate the substrate, thereby improving the thermal and electrical conductivity of catalysts. Overall, considerable efforts have been invested in searching for cost-effective and multifunctional oxide catalysts to replace conventional noble metal catalysts. Accordingly, this Special Issue seeks to showcase research papers, communications, and review articles that focus on the novel design, development, and modelling of oxide-based catalysts at micro- and nanoscale towards industrially relevant reactions, including CO oxidation, hydrogenation of hydrocarbon, and hydrogen/oxygen evolution.

Dr. Simuck F. Yuk
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • oxide
  • material science
  • catalysis
  • micro- and nanostructures

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