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Centro de Química Estrutural e Departamento de Engenharia Química, Institute of Molecular Sciences, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias and Instituto de Síntesis Orgánica (ISO), Universidad de Alicante, Apdo. 99, 03080 Alicante, Spain

Catalysis: Homogeneous and Heterogeneous, 2nd Edition

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Dear Colleagues,

Chemistry has a remarkable ability to transform naturally occurring materials into new materials, with new properties and performances that would not otherwise exist. However, only chemical innovations conducted sustainably can allow progress towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Catalysis (both homogeneous and heterogeneous) is a remarkably important tool to aid towards innovation for sustainable development, enabling reactions to be performed with the highest energy saving, in the most efficient, economical, and environmentally responsible way. This Topic is devoted to the fundamental and applied aspects of catalysis, with the aim of providing a comprehensive perspective on the current status of the research field. It is expected that this will help to provide a bridge between the most fundamental knowledge on homo- and heterogeneous catalytic systems and the development of new applications based on this knowledge.

Prof. Dr. Luísa Margarida Martins
Dr. Isidro M. Pastor
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Keywords

  • homogeneous catalysis
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • biocatalysis
  • electrocatalysis
  • nanocatalysis
  • catalyst selectivity
  • catalyst activity
  • catalysis in green chemistry
  • organocatalysis

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Catalysts
catalysts
3.9 6.3 2011 14.3 Days CHF 2700 Submit
Chemistry
chemistry
2.1 2.5 2019 19.1 Days CHF 1800 Submit
Materials
materials
3.4 5.2 2008 13.9 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Molbank
molbank
0.6 0.7 1997 15.5 Days CHF 500 Submit
Molecules
molecules
4.6 6.7 1996 14.6 Days CHF 2700 Submit

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Research Progress on Atomically Dispersed Fe-N-C Catalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction
by Yuebin Lian, Jinnan Xu, Wangkai Zhou, Yao Lin and Jirong Bai
Molecules 2024, 29(4), 771; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules29040771 - 07 Feb 2024
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The efficiency and performance of proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) are primarily influenced by ORR electrocatalysts. In recent years, atomically dispersed metal–nitrogen–carbon (M-N-C) catalysts have gained significant attention due to their high active center density, high atomic utilization, and high activity. These [...] Read more.
The efficiency and performance of proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) are primarily influenced by ORR electrocatalysts. In recent years, atomically dispersed metal–nitrogen–carbon (M-N-C) catalysts have gained significant attention due to their high active center density, high atomic utilization, and high activity. These catalysts are now considered the preferred alternative to traditional noble metal electrocatalysts. The unique properties of M-N-C catalysts are anticipated to enhance the energy conversion efficiency and lower the manufacturing cost of the entire system, thereby facilitating the commercialization and widespread application of fuel cell technology. This article initially delves into the origin of performance and degradation mechanisms of Fe-N-C catalysts from both experimental and theoretical perspectives. Building on this foundation, the focus shifts to strategies aimed at enhancing the activity and durability of atomically dispersed Fe-N-C catalysts. These strategies encompass the use of bimetallic atoms, atomic clusters, heteroatoms (B, S, and P), and morphology regulation to optimize catalytic active sites. This article concludes by detailing the current challenges and future prospects of atomically dispersed Fe-N-C catalysts. Full article
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