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Showing papers in "Catalysis Science & Technology in 2013"


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present recent research progress in the development of visible light driven sulphide photocatalysts, focusing on the expansion of solar spectrum response and enhancement of charge separation efficiency.

451 citations


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Jin Mao1, Tianyou Peng1, Xiaohu Zhang1, Kan Li1, Liqun Ye1, Ling Zan1 
TL;DR: In this paper, two kinds of graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) were synthesized through a pyrolysis process of urea or melamine.

436 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the effect of Ni(OH)2 content on the rate of visible-light photocatalytic H2-production was studied for a series of graphitic carbon nitride composite samples in triethanolamine aqueous solutions.

370 citations


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TL;DR: A comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art activities that concentrate on the synthesis, structural properties and catalytic applications of Co3O4 nanocrystals and Co 3O4-MOx binary oxides in CO, CH4 and VOC oxidation at low temperatures is provided in this paper.

304 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the potential application of the single-layer MoS2 as a photocatalyst was revealed based on first-principles calculations, and it was found that the pristine single layer is a good candidate for hydrogen production, and its catalysing ability can be tuned by the applied mechanical strain.

266 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors compared the use of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as supports for catalytic functions with the possibilities offered by other classes of porous materials, and discussed the incidental or deliberate formation of active sites in MOF lattices, and reviewed some strategies to control the number and activity of these sites.

264 citations


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TL;DR: The use of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) as catalysts for the synthesis of fine chemicals has been studied extensively as discussed by the authors, with the main advantage of wide open porosity in the nanometer scale and a large void volume.

260 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors give an overview of recent developments in heterogeneous photocatalytic CO2 reduction for C1/C2 fuels production over semiconductors, which has been known for several decades as a potential feasible means to store intermittent solar energy and to recycle CO2.

240 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the performance of oxygen and hydrogen peroxide as preferred oxidants for the selective oxidation of cyclohexene and n-hexane to adipic acid is summarized.

238 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, Ni nanoparticles (NPs) immobilized on a TiO2 support were synthesized via a deposition-precipitation method followed by a calcination-reduction process (denoted as Ni/TiO2-DP), which can be used as a promising heterogeneous catalyst towards CO2 methanation.

230 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, a dye sensitization mechanism between ErB and carbon nitride nanosheets was proposed to achieve high H2 evolution rate of 162.5 μmol h−1.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors review some of the compelling evidence showing that colloidal gold nanoparticles without any solid support exhibit intrinsic catalytic activity for some typical gold-catalyzed reactions including CO oxidation, aerobic oxidation of alcohols and diols, borohydride reductions and carbon-carbon cross coupling reaction among other reactions.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors converted cellulose with high yield (69%) to levulinic acid (LA) using Amberlyst 70 as the catalyst and using a solution of 90 wt% gamma-valerolactone (GVL) and 10 Wt% water as the solvent.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the as-synthesized molybdenum oxide (h-MoO3) nanocrystals with a flower-like hierarchical structure have been successfully synthesized by a solution-based self assembly route.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the catalytic behavior of metal-organic-frameworks (MOFs) CuBTC and FeBTC was investigated in Knoevenagel condensation of cyclohexane carbaldehyde and benzaldehyde with active methylene compounds and compared with zeolites BEA and TS-1.

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TL;DR: In this paper, photoluminescent carbon dots (CDs) with diameters ranging from 1 to 4 nm and a quantum yield of approximately 6.0% were used as an effective photocatalyst for the simultaneous reduction of Au(III) complex and graphene oxide to form Au nanoparticles decorated reduced graphene oxide (AuNPs-rGO) nanocomposites.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a Pt-deposited amino-functionalised Ti(IV) metal-organic framework (Pt/Ti-MOF-NH2) was used for hydrogen production and photocatalytic reduction of nitrobenzene under visible-light irradiation.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a magnetically-recoverable catalyst (Fe3O4@SiO2-HPW) was prepared by the application of phosphotungstic acid supported on silica-coated Fe3O 4 nanoparticles.

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TL;DR: According to relative energy band positions between TiO2 and visible-light absorbing semiconductors, three different types of heterojunction were designed, and their visible light photocatalytic efficiencies were analyzed as discussed by the authors.

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TL;DR: A composite material has been successfully prepared for the first time using an amino-containing metal-organic framework (MOF) as a new type of host matrix material to anchor hemin and simulate the peptidic microenvironment of the native peroxidase as discussed by the authors.

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TL;DR: The ability of N-Heterocyclic carbene ligated copper (NHC) complexes to functionalize carbonyls, alkenes and alkynes is discussed in this paper.

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Xiaojiang Yao1, Changjin Tang1, Zeyang Ji1, Yue Dai1, Yuan Cao1, Fei Gao1, Lin Dong1, Yi Chen1 
TL;DR: In this article, a series of ceria-containing solid solutions, prepared by an inverse co-precipitation method, was used to explore the relationship between physicochemical properties and catalytic performances of these catalysts and found that the incorporation of Zr4+, Ti4+ and Sn4+ into the lattice of CeO2 leads to a smaller grain size and enhanced reduction behavior.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a ZnO1−x photocatalyst with surface oxygen vacancies was fabricated by the controllable reduction of H2, and a high visible-light-driven activity and photocurrent was produced.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a pyridine-thermal route for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NO with NH3 was proposed, and the results of the XRD, TEM, and TPR analysis showed that the CeO2 particles on the CNTs are highly dispersed with a strong interaction between the particles and the carbon nanotubes.

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TL;DR: In this article, the influence that fine tuning of the substituents has on the catalytic properties of nickel complex pre-catalysts has been discussed, and the resulting polyethylene exhibits high branching and can be classified as an elastomeric material.

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Xiaojiang Yao1, Fei Gao1, Qiang Yu2, Lei Qi1, Changjin Tang1, Lin Dong1, Yi Chen1 
TL;DR: In this paper, the influence of preparation methods on the physicochemical and catalytic properties of CuO-CeO2 catalysts for NO reduction by CO model reaction was investigated.

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TL;DR: In this article, two metal organic frameworks bearing sulfonic acid moieties are investigated: HSO3-MIL-101(Cr) synthesized following different approaches and a new structure based on HSO 3-bdc and Zr.

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Fudong Liu1, Wenpo Shan1, Zhihua Lian1, Lijuan Xie1, Weiwei Yang1, Hong He1 
TL;DR: In this paper, a W promoted MnOx catalyst (MnWOx) was used for the selective catalytic reduction of NOx with NH3 at low temperatures, with high deNOx efficiency from 60 to 250 °C under relatively high space velocity.

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TL;DR: In this article, the performance of the porous metal organic frameworks scandium trimesate MIL-100(Sc), MIL-88B, MIL-68(Sc) and MIL-90(Sc, Sc 3,3,5,5-azobenzene-tetracarboxylate socMOF(Sc).

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TL;DR: In this paper, a volcano-type plot of the rate of methanol formation and forming a hysteresis loop was investigated over industry-like catalysts based on Cu-ZnO-Al2O3, under methanoline synthesis conditions (513 K, 5.0 MPa).