Special Issue "Single-Atom Catalysts Seeking Practical Application: Achievements and Challenges"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalytic Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Cristina Della Pina
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Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Milano, via C. Golgi, 19, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: catalysis; green chemistry; material science; nanoscience for biomedicine; conducting polymers
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Dr. Rosaria Ciriminna
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Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via ugo La Malfa 153, 90146 Palermo, Italy
Interests: renewable energy and photovoltaics; catalytic and photocatalytic materials; biomass conversion
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Dr. Francesco Mauriello
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Dipartimento DICEAM, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Loc. Feo di Vito, I-89122 Reggio Calabria, Italy
Interests: synthesis and physicochemical characterization of nanostructured materials and their catalytic application for the reductive valorization of lignocellulosic biomass
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

All of us dealing with catalysis know the importance of metal particle size and nature in the catalytic performance for promoting numerous chemical processes. Minimizing the size to the nanoscale has represented the breakthrough in catalysis over the last two decades. As a result, nanoclusters of renowned inert metals, such as gold, display surprising size effects on their reactivity. Recent studies have demonstrated that downsizing nanoparticles to sub-nanoscale can further improve their catalytic activity and selectivity in various oxidation and reduction reactions. Nevertheless, sub-nanoclusters still present multiple active centers some of which can promote undesirable side reactions. Developing stable catalysts with well-defined, atomically dispersed active centers, namely single-atom catalysts (SACs), has, therefore, become a major objective.

After initial difficulties related to experimental preparation and characterization, recent technological advances have made it possible to achieve SACs that exhibit extraordinary performance and stability in various chemical processes. These potentially disruptive chemical tools are now approaching practical applications for the production of valued bulk and fine chemicals. This Special Issue “Single-Atom Catalysts Seeking Practical Application: Achievements and Challenges” will present cutting-edge achievements and challenges in this new exciting area of catalysis to a wide readership, from academia and industry.

The editors welcome the latest developments in preparation, characterization, and practical application of SACs in chemical processes of industrial interest. Chemists and materials science scholars are invited to present their contributions as original research papers, short communications, and reviews related to single-atom catalysis approaching practical application.

Dr. Cristina Della Pina
Dr. Rosaria Ciriminna
Dr. Francesco Mauriello
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • single-atom catalysts
  • practical application
  • industrial processes
  • physicochemical characterization

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Catalysis with Silver: From Complexes and Nanoparticles to MORALs and Single-Atom Catalysts
Catalysts 2020, 10(11), 1343; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/catal10111343 - 19 Nov 2020
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Silver catalysis has a rich and versatile chemistry now expanding from processes mediated by silver complexes and silver nanoparticles to transformations catalyzed by silver metal organic alloys and single-atom catalysts. Focusing on selected recent advances, we identify the key advantages offered by these [...] Read more.
Silver catalysis has a rich and versatile chemistry now expanding from processes mediated by silver complexes and silver nanoparticles to transformations catalyzed by silver metal organic alloys and single-atom catalysts. Focusing on selected recent advances, we identify the key advantages offered by these highly selective heterogeneous catalysts. We conclude by offering seven research and educational guidelines aimed at further progressing the field of new generation silver-based catalytic materials. Full article
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