Nanomaterials for Catalysis


Biomimetic Nanoreactors via in situ Synthesis of Atomically-Thin Gold Sheets and Platinum Nanoclusters

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We present the synthesis and activity of broadly stable polymer-metal nanoreactors capable of confinement-enhanced catalysis. Poly(styrene-alt-maleic acid), SMA, is known to self-assemble in water into highly organized supramolecular nanostructures containing confined polar and non-polar reaction [...]

Tailoring Particle Behavior for Phase Transfer Catalysis: Recent Developments by the Center for Interfacial Reaction Engineering

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This presentation highlights recent advances by the Center for Interfacial Reaction Engineering (CIRE) in designing and tailoring catalytic particles for use in phase-transfer catalysis. CIRE consists of researchers across several disciplines including nanotechnology, thermodynamics, interfacial [...]

Carbonaceous Materials Supported-Pd Catalysts for the Enantioselective Hydrogenation of (E)-alpha-Phenylcinnamic acid: The Influence of Support Acidity

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We performed a systematically comparative study of carbonaceous materials as catalyst supports for the asymmetric heterogeneous hydrogenation of (E)-alpha-phenylcinnamic acid to study the influence of the supports on the reaction enantioselectivity. We prepared Pd-based catalysts [...]

Evolution of self-assembled Bi2O3/LDHs nanostructures to mixtures of mixed oxides and their photocatalytic efficiency under UV and solar light

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Self-assemblies of nanoparticles of Bi2O3 and the clay matrices of layered double hydroxides (LDHs) were fabricated using the manifestation of the structural memory effect of the LDHs in Bi(NO3)3 aqueous solutions, at room temperature. Nanoparticles [...]

Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Materials for Energy, Efficiency and Sustainability: TechConnect Briefs 2015
Published: June 14, 2015
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topic: Catalysis
ISBN: 978-1-4987-4728-8