Nanomaterials as Catalysts

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Nanocatalysts, which are those bridging the homogenous and heterogeneous catalysis, have been extensively explored in most catalytic reactions. This chapter solely intends to present commonly investigated classifications of nanocatalysts and their applications. The magical characteristic changes occurred at nano size have attracted researchers across the globe, which reflects the huge number of publications and patents in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The unique characteristics of nanocatalysts are generally attributed to the greater number of surface atoms relative to those inside. Consequently, the surface area of nanocatalysts holds a significant role in determining their catalytic performance. Almost all transition metals have been explored to investigate their catalytic performance. In terms of improving catalytic performance, naked monometallic, bimetallic, and multimetallic nanomaterials and those reinforced with porous and stable supports have been well investigated. The multimetallic nanocatalysts exhibit multiple functionalities and stable support, providing additional stability for nanomaterials from sintering and deactivation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications of Nanomaterials
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances and Key Technologies
Number of pages38
ISBN (Electronic)9780081019719
ISBN (Print)9780081019726
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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