New and Future Developments in Catalysis

1st Edition

Catalysis by Nanoparticles

Print ISBN: 9780444538741
eBook ISBN: 9780444538758
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 29th July 2013
Page Count: 512
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New and Future Developments in Catalysis is a package of seven books that compile the latest ideas concerning alternate and renewable energy sources and the role that catalysis plays in converting new renewable feedstock into biofuels and biochemicals. Both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts and catalytic processes will be discussed in a unified and comprehensive approach. There will be extensive cross-referencing within all volumes.

The use of catalysts in the nanoscale offers various advantages (increased efficiency and less byproducts), and these are discussed in this volume along with the various catalytic processes using nanoparticles. However, this is not without any risks and the safety aspects and effects on humans and the environment are still unknown. The present data as well as future needs are all part of this volume along with the economics involved.

Key Features

  • Offers in-depth coverage of all catalytic topics of current interest and outlines future challenges and research areas
  • A clear and visual description of all parameters and conditions, enabling the reader to draw conclusions for a particular case
  • Outlines the catalytic processes applicable to energy generation and design of green processes


Chemists, chemical engineers, and biochemical engineers working in academic and government research; academics, research students, post graduate and graduate students in these areas of study; materials scientists, environmental engineers, biochemists, petroleum engineers, post graduate and research students in these areas

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Gold-Based Catalysts for CO Oxidation, the Water-Gas Shift, and Desulfurization Processes


1.1 Introduction

1.2 Bonding Interactions Between Gold and Metal Oxide or Carbide Surfaces

1.3 Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide on Au-Oxide and Au-Carbide Surfaces

1.4 Water-Gas Shift Reaction on Au-Oxide Surfaces

1.5 Decomposition of Sulfur Dioxide on Au-Oxide and Au-Carbide Surfaces

1.6 Conclusions


Chapter 2. Structural and Electronic Properties of Group 6 Transition Metal Oxide Clusters


2.1 Introduction

2.2 Accurate Thermochemistry for Transition Metal Oxide Clusters

2.3 Group 6 Transition Metal Oxides

2.4 Group 6 Transition Metal Hydroxides: Hydrolysis of Metal Oxide Clusters



Chapter 3. Nanoparticle Catalysis for Reforming of Biomass-Derived Fuels


3.1 Introduction

3.2 Biogas Reforming

3.3 Oxygenates Reforming

3.4 Conclusions


Chapter 4. Nanoparticles in Biocatalysis

4.1 What is Biocatalysis?

4.2 Nanomaterials as Enzyme Supports

4.3 Bionanocatalysis

4.4 Conclusion


Chapter 5. Thin Iron Heme Enzyme Films on Electrodes and Nanoparticles for Biocatalysis


5.1 Why Enzyme Biocatalysis on Electrodes and Nanoparticles?

5.2 Cyt P450 Electrocatalysis on Electrodes

5.3 Cyt P450 Biocatalysis on Nanoparticles

5.4 Summary and Prospects for the Future


Chapter 6. Nanoparticles as Enzyme Mimics

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Nanoparticles and Their Properties in Solution, Uptake in Cells, and Clearance

6.3 Chemically Active Nanoparticles

6.4 Other Oxidoreductase Mimics—Superoxide Dismutases and Ox


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"Chemists and material scientists survey nanometer-sized particles that have an influence on catalytic activity, selectivity, and stability and modern synthetic methods used to make nano-sized particles. The topics include nanoparticle catalysis for reforming biomass-derived fuels, thin iron heme enzyme films on electrode and nanoparticles for biocatalysis, insights into heterogeneous catalysis through surface science techniques, hydrogenation by nanoparticle catalysts…" --Reference & Research Book News, December 2013