Special Issue "Symmetry/Asymmetry in Heterogeneous Catalysis for the Activation of Small Molecules"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2024 | Viewed by 1868
Interests: heterogeneous photocatalytic organic conversion; heterogeneous thermal catalytic alkane/aromatic dehydrogenation; heterogeneous mechanocatalysis
Heterogeneous catalysis is significant for the selective conversion of small molecules to valuable compounds in the industry. Different types of energy (e.g., thermal, solar, electrical and mechanical energy) can be transformed into useful chemical energy (e.g., desired chemical compounds) via nanocatalysts. For instance, the reduction in CO2, H2O splitting, fixation of N2, activation of CH4 and organic synthesis are hot spots in the field of heterogeneous catalysis.
The design and construction of nanocatalysts with symmetrically or asymmetrically electronic/geometric structures play vital roles in obtaining satisfactory catalytic performance with high selectivity, activity and stability. Moreover, the creative and effective heterogeneous catalytic protocols can lead to the synthesis of symmetrical or asymmetrical organic compounds with controlled stereoselectivity. Thus, it requires sustained and long-term efforts from researchers to realize important chemical reactions in a sustainable, green, energy-saving and efficient way by establishing robust heterogeneous catalytic systems.
This Special Issue of Symmetry is dedicated to the theme “Symmetry/Asymmetry in Heterogeneous Catalysis for the Activation of Small Molecules.” The issue is open to submissions (research or review articles) involving any aspects of heterogeneous catalysis. The research of interest will cover asymmetry/symmetry in the design of catalyst materials or synthesis methods of organic compounds, (but not limited to) in the fields of the reduction in CO2, H2O splitting, fixation of N2, activation of CH4 and organic synthesis.
Prof. Dr. Yitao Dai
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- heterogeneous catalysis
- activation of small molecules (CO2, H2O, N2, CH4 and organic feedstock).
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: Recent developments in bismuth oxide based nanomaterials for heterogeneous photocatalysis
Authors: Ding Luo1,2; Meilan Xi1; Xiaoli Li4; Jinfang Zheng3; Limei Qian1; Yitao Dai1,2; Xizhong Song1*
Affiliation: 1 Jiangxi Fangzhu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Xinyu, Jiangxi 338000, China；2 Suzhou Institute for Advanced Research, University of Science and Technology of China, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, China；3 Xinyu Comprehensive inspection and Testing Center, Xinyu, Jiangxi 338000, China；4 Jiangxi Nafutang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Yichung, Jiangxi 336000, China