Special Issue "Zeolites and Related Nanoporous Materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications in Catalysis and Green Chemistry"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017).
Interests: chemical technology/industrial chemistry; heterogeneous catalysis; redox molecular sieves; zeolites; porous materials with defined and hierarchical micro-/meso-/macroporosity; supported noble metal catalysts; alternative solvent systems as media for heterogeneous catalysis (supercritical fluids, gas-expanded liquids); emission reduction (DeNOx); utilization of renewable resources; energy storage and conversion; mass transfer effects in heterogeneous catalysis
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; utilization of renewables; micro-/mesoporous zeolites; hierarchically structured materials; textural characterization; aqueous-phase processing
In recent years, the class of zeolites, molecular sieves and related nanoporous materials, has been greatly expanded. These materials are of particular interest, both in industry and in academia, due to their large variety of properties and, thus, the areas of their applications, spanning from adsorption and separation to heterogeneous catalysis, and, nowadays, also in green chemistry, are growing continuously. Considerable progress in this dynamic field of research has been made, notably, in the synthesis and characterization of novel materials. With an emphasis on understanding the interplay of physico-chemical properties, such as structure, composition, texture, and morphology, with their function and behavior in sorption and catalysis, perspectives for new applications can be based on a rational material design.
In view of this, this Special Issue is aimed at featuring the most recent progress in research and development on the synthesis, characterization, and applications of zeolites and related nanoporous materials in the fields of catalysis and green chemistry. Submissions are welcome across the following themes, but are not limited to this list:
- Materials and their preparation
- zeolites and related microporous materials (AlPOs, SAPOS), metal-organic frameworks, covalent organic frameworks and related organic coordination polymers,
- micro-/meso-/macroporous and hierarchically structured materials, layered materials, ordered mesoporous materials,
- novel synthesis strategies (sol-gel, solvothermal/ionothermal synthesis, solvent-free synthesis, dry gel synthesis, clear gels), novel structure-directing agents, bio-based templates, template-free synthesis.
- Characterization of materials and modes of operation
- characterization of nanoporous materials with respect to structure, composition, porosity, and morphology, including spectroscopic and diffraction methods,
- understanding modes of operation by in-situ/operando spectroscopy, application-oriented characterization, modelling and simulation approaches.
- Applications in catalysis and green chemistry
- catalysis in refining and petrochemistry including light olefins production and heavy-feedstocks upgrading,
- utilization of greenhouse gases (CO2 and CH4) including reduction of CO2, reforming, and aromatzation and (partial) oxidation of methane,
- energy conversion (generation and conversion of hydrogen, photocatalysis),
- valorization of biomass and biomass-derived feedstocks,
- environmental aplications including off-gas (automotive) and waste water treatment,
- fine chemical synthesis via novel routes based on zeolites and related catalysts.
We encourage you to submit full papers, short communications, and reviews to this Special Issue highlighting the challenges and opportunities in the field of zeolites and related nanoporous materials.
Prof. Dr. Roger Gläser
Dr. Nicole Wilde
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- metal-organic frameworks
- organic coordination polymers
- ordered mesoporous materials
- hierarchically structured materials
- bio-based templates
- spectroscopic and textural characterization including in-situ and operando methods
- refining and petrochemistry
- utilization of bio-based resources
- CO2 and CH4 utilization
- green chemistry
- energy conversion
- environmental protection
- fine chemicals synthesis