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Surface and Nanomolecular Catalysis

1st Edition

Edited by Ryan Richards

CRC Press

552 pages

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Description

Using new instrumentation and experimental techniques that allow scientists to observe chemical reactions and molecular properties at the nanoscale, the authors of Surface and Nanomolecular Catalysis reveal new insights into the surface chemistry of catalysts and the reaction mechanisms that actually occur at a molecular level during catalysis. While each chapter contains the necessary background and explanations to stand alone, the diverse collection of chapters shows how developments from various fields each contributed to our current understanding of nanomolecular catalysis as a whole.

The book describes how the size and shape of materials at the nanoscale can change their chemical and physical properties and promote more efficient reactions with fewer by-products. First it highlights the preparation, characterization, and applications of heterogeneous and supported metal catalysts. Then it covers the engineering of catalytic processes, structure and reaction control, and texturological properties of catalytic systems. The authors explain how surface science can elucidate reaction mechanisms and discuss the growing role of high-throughput experimentation and combinatorial approaches in catalysis.

From fundamental concepts to future directions, Surface and Nanomolecular Catalysis offers a well-rounded compilation of noteworthy developments which will continue to expand and transform our understanding of catalysis, particularly in the context of clean energy and environmental applications such as fuel cells.

Table of Contents

Characterization of Heterogeneous Catalysts. Catalysis by Metal Oxides. Colloidal Nanoparticles in Catalysis. Microporous and Mesoporous Catalysts. Skeletal Catalysts. A Scientific Method to Prepare Supported Metal Catalysts. Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering. Structure and Reaction Control at Catalyst Surfaces. Texturology. Understanding Catalytic Reaction Mechanisms: Surface Science Studies of Heterogeneous Catalysts. High-Throughput Experimentation and Combinatorial Approaches in Catalysis. Heterogeneous Photocatalysis. Liquid-Phase Oxidations Catalyzed by Polyoxometalates. Asymmetric Catalysis by Heterogeneous Catalysts.

About the Editor

Ryan Richards

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI013050
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCI013060
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science