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Self-assembled materials for catalysis

Zhu, Kake and Wang, Donghai and Liu, Jun (2009) Self-assembled materials for catalysis. Nano Research, 2 (1). pp. 1-29.

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The purpose of this review is to highlight developments in self-assembled nanostructured materials (i.e., mesoporous and nanoparticle-based materials) and their catalytic applications. Since there are many available reviews of metal-based nanoparticles as catalysts, this review will mainly focus on self-assembled oxide-based catalytic materials. The content includes: (1) design and synthetic strategies for self-assembled mesoporous catalysts, (2) polyoxometalate (POM)-based nanocatalysts, (3) dendrimer-based nanocatalysts, and (4) shaped nanomaterials and catalytic applications. We show that controlled assembly of molecules, crystalline seeds, and nano building blocks into organized mesoscopic structures or controlled morphologies is an effective approach for tailoring porosities of heterogeneous catalysts and controlling their catalytic activities.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Self-assembly, mesoporous, microporous, nanoparticles, polyoxometalates, dendrimers, zeolites, layered double hydroxides, heterogeneous catalysis
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:3394
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:16 Jan 2009 14:27
Last Modified:16 Jan 2009 16:14

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