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When Inert Becomes Active : A Fascinating Route for Catalyst Design

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Title: When Inert Becomes Active : A Fascinating Route for Catalyst Design
Authors: Lyalin, Andrey Browse this author
Gao, Min Browse this author
Taketsugu, Tetsuya Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: cluster compounds
hexagonal boron nitride
supported catalysts
Issue Date: Oct-2016
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Journal Title: Chemical record
Volume: 16
Issue: 5
Start Page: 2324
End Page: 2337
Publisher DOI: 10.1002/tcr.201600035
PMID: 27470703
Abstract: In this Personal Account, we review the work of our group in the area of environmental and energy-related nanocatalysis over the past seven years. We focus on understanding the fundamental mechanisms that control the properties of atomic clusters and nanoparticles - a form of matter that is intermediate between atoms and their bulk counterpart. The emphasis is on the theoretical design of effective catalysts based on cheap and abundant elements. The main idea that stands behind our work is that even catalytically inactive or completely inert materials can be functionalized at the nanoscale via the size, structure, morphology, and support effects. Such an approach opens up new ways to design catalytically active systems based on materials never before considered as catalysts. In particular, we demonstrate that hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), which has been traditionally considered an inert material, can be functionalized and become active for a number of catalytic reactions involving oxygen activation, oxidation by molecular oxygen, and the oxygen reduction reaction.
Rights: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Lyalin, A., Gao, M. and Taketsugu, T. (2016), When Inert Becomes Active: A Fascinating Route for Catalyst Design. The Chemical Record, 16: 2324–2337, which has been published in final form at doi:10.1002/tcr.201600035. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Type: article (author version)
Appears in Collections:理学院・理学研究院 (Graduate School of Science / Faculty of Science) > 雑誌発表論文等 (Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, etc)

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