Mechanochemical synthesis of advanced nanomaterials for catalytic applications

Chunping Xu, Sudipta De, Alina M. Balu, Manuel Ojeda, Rafael Luque

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Abstract

Mechanochemical synthesis emerged as the most advantageous, environmentally sound alternative to traditional routes for nanomaterials preparation with outstanding properties for advanced applications. Featuring simplicity, high reproducibility, mild/short reaction conditions and often solvent-free condition (dry milling), mechanochemistry can offer remarkable possibilities in the development of advanced catalytically active materials. The proposed contribution has been aimed to provide a brief account of remarkable recent findings and advances in the mechanochemical synthesis of solid phase advanced catalysts as opposed to conventional systems. The role of mechanical energy in the synthesis of solid catalysts and their application is critically discussed as well as the influence of the synthesis procedure on the physicochemical properties and the efficiency of synthesized catalysts is studied. The main purpose of this feature article is to highlight the possibilities of mechanochemical protocols in (nano) materials engineering for catalytic applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6698-6713
Number of pages16
JournalChemical Communications
Volume51
Issue number31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2015

Keywords

  • METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS
  • ZEOLITIC IMIDAZOLATE FRAMEWORKS
  • SOLVENT-FREE SYNTHESIS
  • VISIBLE-LIGHT
  • IN-SITU
  • REAL-TIME
  • MILLING REACTIONS
  • GOLD CATALYSTS
  • DOPED ZNO
  • HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS

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