Cerium Oxide (CeO2): Synthesis, Properties and Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128156612

Cerium Oxide (CeO2): Synthesis, Properties and Applications

1st Edition

Editors: Salvatore Scire Leonardo Palmisano
Paperback ISBN: 9780128156612
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st September 2019
Page Count: 600
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Table of Contents

1. Cerium and cerium oxide: a brief historical introduction  (from the Periodic Table of Primo Levi to the highly ordered structures of today)

2. Properties of cerium oxide (a survey of main physical, structural, chemical and toxicological properties)
2.1 Physical (phase diagrams of ceria based materials)
2.2 Structural (crystal and electronic)
2.3 Surface chemistry (OSC)
2.4 Toxicology of cerium oxide

3. Synthesis of cerium oxide based materials (different synthetic methods will be discussed)
3.1 Classical synthetic approaches for powders
3.2 1-D, 2-D and 3-D structures
3.3 Core shell materials
3.4 Nanocomposites

4. Applications of cerium oxide based materials (This should be the core chapter of the book. The organization of various subchapters can be rearranged as a function of the author contributions)
4.1 Catalysis
4.1.1 Oxidation reactions (VOCs, CO and others)
4.1.2 NO reduction
4.1.3 H2 production/purification (reforming, WGS and PROX)
4.1.4 CO2 transformation
4.1.5 Other various reactions (dehalogenation, partial hydrogenation)
4.2 Photo-catalytic and photo-thermo-catalytic applications
4.3.Chemical sensors (Electrochemical and gas sensors)
4.4 Fuel cells and gas membranes
4.5 Fuel additives
4.6 UV filtration (sunscreen cosmetics) and radioprotection
4.7 Phosphors and crystal dopant
4.8 Coatings (for steels and metals) and pigments
4.9 Abrasives
4.10 Biological and pharmaceutical applications

5. Perspective and outlooks (A brief chapter with not yet established technologies for preparation and characterization and expected new fields of application. In this chapter an analysis of the cerium oxide market will be also provided)


Cerium Oxide (CeO2): Synthesis, Properties and Applications provides an updated and comprehensive account of the research in the field of cerium oxide based materials. The book is divided into three main blocks that deal with its properties, synthesis and applications. Special attention is devoted to the growing number of applications of ceria based materials, including their usage in industrial and environmental catalysis and photocatalysis, energy production and storage, sensors, cosmetics, radioprotection, glass technology, pigments, stainless steel and toxicology. A brief historical introduction gives users background, and a final chapter addresses future perspectives and outlooks to stimulate future research.

The book is intended for a wide audience, including students, academics and industrial researchers working in materials science, chemistry and physics.

Key Features

  • Addresses a wide range of applications of ceria-based materials, including catalysis, energy production and storage, sensors, cosmetics and toxicology
  • Provides the fundamentals of ceria-based materials, including synthesis methods, materials properties, toxicology and surface chemistry
  • Includes nanostructured ceria-based materials and a discussion of future prospects and outlooks


Researchers in academia and industry in materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, and physics


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About the Editors

Salvatore Scire Editor

Leonardo Palmisano Editor

Leonardo Palmisano is Professor of Chemistry at the Engineering School (Ingegneria dell’informazione e modelli Matematici, DEIM) of the University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy. He obtained his degree in Chemistry cum Laude in 1973 at University of Palermo. He is a member of Italian Chemical Society, American Chemical Society and fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). His research has focused in the field of heterogeneous photocatalysis and his papers or chapters of books deal with various topics concerning preparation, characterization with many bulk and surface techniques, and testing of various types of bare and doped polycrystalline photocatalysts. He has been the coordinator of many national and international research projects (bilateral projects with Spain, India and Egypt) and he has obtained financial support by the UE (European Union) to carry out experiments at Plataforma Solar of Almeria (Spain) by using solar photoreactors. He has collaborated with many scientists all over the world producing more than 300 joint papers in international journals and books and many papers in proceedings of national and international conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ingegneria dell’informazione e modelli Matematici (DEIM), University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy