Nanostructures for Enhanced Catalytic Activity

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy and Catalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2024 | Viewed by 81

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Dear Colleagues,

Nanomaterials, as a catalyst with a high surface area, many active sites and outstanding stability, have attracted more and more attention in the field of catalysis. Compared with micron structure, nanostructure has a smaller size and higher specific surface area, which makes nanostructure activity much better. In addition, nanostructures, due to their size effects, are responsible for producing very specific properties in some catalytic reactions, such as the formation of intermediates and the pathways of the reaction. At present, the use of nanostructures to improve the performance of catalytic materials has become a research frontier. It has been found that adding nanomaterials such as nano-metals and nano-oxides to traditional catalysts can significantly enhance their catalytic activity. In some reactions or catalyst synthesis processes, adding a certain dose of nanostructures also has a significant effect on improving the activity of catalysts. For example, adding nanomaterials such as nano-barium sulfate to the palladium catalyzed reaction system can greatly improve the reaction rate and reduce the amount of palladium. To develop nanomaterials with higher selectivity and activity, various nanomaterials, advanced preparation methods and in-depth reaction mechanisms have been developed.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims to collect state-of-the-art work on nanostructures for enhancing catalytic activity, from a fundamental and application perspective. The format of expected articles includes full papers, communications and reviews.

Prof. Dr. Yuechang Wei
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  • nanostructures for enhancing catalytic activity
  • metal oxides
  • metal sulfides
  • noble metal nanoparticles
  • selectivity and stability
  • theoretical calculations
  • intermediate reaction pathway
  • electron transfer channel
  • basic research and industrial applications

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