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Soft Matters for Catalysts

1st Edition

Edited by Qingman Ji, Harald Fuchs

Pan Stanford

400 pages

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pub: 2019-04-30
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With the increasing demand for optimization of energy storage, maintenance of the environment, and effective production, control on nanostructures of catalysts and optimization of their organization become key to achieving high efficiency and specificity in energy and material conversion systems. This book emphasizes and summarizes the novel design of soft matters (molecules, polymers, assembled motifs, etc.) for nanocatalysts or supports for nanocatalysts. The diversity or specialty of soft matters offers a new perspective and great promise for the development of new nanocatalytic systems for future requirements. Soft matters can provide a simple and well-defined space for the discovery of new catalysts. At present, no other book summarizes catalysts from soft matters.

The book also covers nonmetallic organocatalysts, organometallic compounds, dendrimers, ionic liquids, enzymes, polymers, various organized nanoarchitectures for supporting catalysts and, molecular dynamics in catalytic surface reactions. This book will give readers a relatively complete image of catalysis systems with/by soft matters. It is a great reference for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students of chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology, and nanoscience and for researchers in polymer science, nanotechnology, chemistry, biology, and catalysis.

Table of Contents

Introduction of Catalysts

Qingmin Ji and Katsuhiko Ariga

Structural Design for Molecular Catalysts

Qingmin Ji, Qin Tang, Jonathan P. Hill, and Katsuhiko Ariga

Supermolecular Catalysts

Shangbin Jin, Jiang He, Qingmin Ji, Jonathan P. Hill, and Katsuhiko Ariga

Organic Polymers, Oligomers, and Catalysis

Gaulthier Rydzek and Amir Pakdel

Carbons as Supports for Catalysts

Shenmin Zhu, Chengling Zhu, Yao Li, and Hui Pan

Porous Inorganic Nanoarchiectures for Catalysts

Qingmin Ji, Jiao Sun, Shenmin Zhu, and Jia Liu

Catalytic Reactions on Solid Surfaces

Huihui Kong, Xinyan Huang, Muqiu Wu, and Harald Fuchs

Perspective on Soft Matters for Future Catalysts

Qingmin Ji, Harald Fuchs, and Katsuhiko Ariga

About the Editors

Qingmin Ji is full professor at the Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NJUST). She majored in chemistry and graduated from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, in 2005. She then worked with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan before joining the NJUST, focusing her research on the design of hybrid functional structures by self-assembly and exploring their advanced applications such as sensors, catalysts, and biological applications. She has published more than 70 papers in journals of materials and chemistry, including the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie International Edition and Advanced Materials.

Harald Fuchs is a Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Münster, Germany, Scientific Director of the Center of Nanotechnology (CeNTech) in Münster, and co-director of the Institute of Nanotechnology (INT) in Karlsruhe. His research focuses on nanoscale science and nanotechnology, ranging from scanning probe microscopy to self organized nanostructure fabrication, and nano–bio systems. He has published more than 450 scientific articles in various journals as an author or co-author. He was awarded the Philip Morris Research Prize "Challenge Future" in 1994 and the Münsterland Innovation Prize in 2001. He is currently member of the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina, the German "National academy of science and engineering (acatech) as well as "The world academy of sciences" (TWAS). He holds two guest professorships in China. He is a cofounder of several nanotechnology companies and a member of the Editorial Boards in several international journals. In 2015 he received an Honorary Professorship at the Nanjing-Tech-University, China.

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SCIENCE / Chemistry / Organic
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Textiles & Polymers