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Soft Matters for Catalysts

edited by Qingmin Ji and Harald Fuchs

“This book well describes the important role of soft matters in the design of nanocatalysts, which is critical for green/sustainable chemical processes. The content includes self-organized systems with micro-/nanodimensions, organic ligands, metallic species, catalytic molecules/clusters, and biomimetic systems and provides a complete overview of various soft matters involved in the fabrication of nanocatalysts.”

Prof. Liang Wang, Zhejiang University of Technology, China
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814774666
  • Subject: Catalysis
  • Published: September 2019
  • Pages: 353

With the increasing demand for the optimization of energy storage, maintenance of the environment, and efficient production, control on the nanostructures of catalysts and optimization of their organization have become the key to achieving high efficiency and specificity in energy and material conversion systems. This book emphasizes and summarizes the novel design of soft matters for nanocatalysts and nanocatalyst supports. 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.

The book covers nonmetallic organocatalysts, organometallic compounds, dendrimers, ionic liquids, enzymes, polymers, various organized nanoarchitectures for supporting catalysts, and molecular dynamics in catalytic surface reactions. It gives readers a complete picture of the catalysis systems based on soft matters and is a useful reference for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students of chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology, and nanoscience and researchers in polymer science, nanotechnology, chemistry, biology, and catalysis.