Special Issue "Catalysis with Mesoporous Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; catalytic conversion of renewable biomass for the production of bulk chemicals; development of innovative catalytic materials for sensing applications
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In recent years, environmental and economic concerns have raised strong attention to restyling important industrial processes, so that the use of harmful substances and the generation of toxic waste could be avoided. In this regard, there is no doubt that the development of innovative materials for the improvement of catalytic heterogeneous processes can play a fundamental role in the optimization of environmentally-friendly technologies by substitution, for instance, of liquid acid catalysts by solid materials. Since their discovery, in the early 1990s, ordered mesoporous materials opened the door for new catalytic applications, based partially on novel principles, owing to their extraordinary intrinsic features, stimulating interest in materials with novel framework topologies and a pore architecture. This Special Issue on “Catalysis with Mesoporous Materials” is a suitable approach to discuss the recent progress in the field of ordered mesoporous materials. The articles presented in this Special Issue will cover various topics, ranging from different techniques for the synthesis and morphological modification of mesoporous materials, to the preparation of catalytic systems, and their application in several areas of interest, such as in acid catalytic processes, redox processes, and photochemical and sensing applications. Therefore, this Special Issue welcomes contributions from all researchers working on mesoporous materials, as well as on their characterization, properties, and applications.
The Special Issue will cover, but will not be limited to, the following topics:
- New syntheses of mesoporous materials;
- Techniques of morphology modification;
- Highly dispersed heteroatoms and oxidic species;
- Highly dispersed metal-, metal oxide-, or metal sulfide-nanoparticles;
- Anchoring of molecular active species to the surface;
- Ordered mesoporous materials in catalysis;
- Grafted active sites and their characterization;
- Mesoporosity and biological materials;
- Acid-base reactions for chemical synthesis;
- Functionalized mesoporous materials as suitable catalysts;
- Mesoporous supports;
- Redox catalysis with mesoporous systems;
- Catalysis by supported nanoparticles materials;
- Photochemical properties and applications of mesoporous materials;
- Electrochemical and optical properties on ordered mesoporous materials;
- Mesoporous materials in sensing.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are welcome.
Prof. Claudia Espro
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Surface modifications
- Novel materials
- Acid base reactions
- Redox catalysis
- Supported nanomaterials
- Highly dispersed species
- New applications