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Call for Papers
Industrial Chemistry & Materials is pleased to announce a call for papers for Frontiers of Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells. This themed collection aims to collect the recent research breakthroughs, perspectives and comments on hydrogen energy and fuel cells from outstanding experts all over the world.
Guest Editor(s): Prof. Lior Elbaz (Bar-Ilan University, Israel), Prof. Minhua Shao (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China), Prof. Jianglan Shui (Beihang University, China), Prof. Carlo Santoro (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy,).
Topics: Hydrogen storage materials; Hydrogen production and generation; Fuel cell materials from membranes to electrodes; Fuel cell catalysts, etc.
Submission Deadline: 14 June 2023.
Please check Frontiers of Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells
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Backed by our unique partnership with the Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), together we provide a global platform to advance the application of science and technology.
Industrial Chemistry & Materials (ICM) publishes significant innovative research and major technological breakthroughs in all aspects of industrial chemistry and materials, with a particular focus on the important innovation of the low-carbon chemical industry, energy and functional materials. By bringing researchers, engineers, and policymakers into one place, research is inspired, challenges are solved and the applications of science and technology are accelerated.
The global editorial and advisory board members are valued experts in the community. With their support, rigorous editorial practices and dissemination ensure your research is accessible and discoverable on a global scale.
Submissions are initially assessed and taken through peer-review by our high-profile, internationally-recognised Associate Editors. The journal operates a single-anonymised peer review model, and a minimum of two reviewer reports are required.
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Chemical industry and materials science is entering a new green, high-value and intelligent era. ICM features application-driven chemistry and functional materials innovation. We hope this journal will be the premier home for papers related to industrial chemistry and materials, with a vision of stimulating inspiration, solving problems, and accelerating the application of science and technology.
Recent progress in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for electrocatalysis
In this review, the applications of MOF-based electrocatalysts in the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), hydrogen oxidation reaction (HOR), oxygen evolution reaction (OER), oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and nitrogen reduction reaction (NRR) are presented in detail with the classification of monometallic MOFs, bimetallic MOFs, MOF-based composites and MOFs as supports. In addition, the relationship between the structure and performance is discussed through DFT calculations used in related work. Finally, future challenges and application prospects of MOFs in electrocatalysis are highlighted.
Multicomponent catalyst design for CO2/N2/NOx electroreduction
In this review, some basic issues in the electroreduction of small molecules including CO2, N2, and NO3− are briefly introduced. We then discuss our fundamental understanding of the rule of interaction in multicomponent electrocatalysts, and summarize three models for multicomponent catalysts, including type I, “a non-catalytically active component can activate or protect another catalytic component”; type II, “all catalytic components provide active intermediates for electrochemical conversion”; and type III, “one component provides the substrate for the other through conversion or adsorption”. Additionally, an outlook was considered to highlight the future directions of multicomponent electrocatalysts toward industrial applications.
Hierarchically ordered porous carbon with atomically dispersed cobalt for oxidative esterification of furfural
Here, we construct a composite of Co single atoms anchored on nitrogen-doped carbon with a three-dimensional ordered macroporous structure (Co-SA/3DOM-NC) by two-step pyrolysis of ordered macro/microporous ZnCo-ZIF. Co-SA/3DOM-NC shows high activity in the oxidative esterification of furfural, achieving a 99% yield of methyl 2-furoate under mild reaction conditions.
Co and Ni single sites on the (111)n surface of γ-Al2O3 – a periodic boundary DFT study
As an elaboration of our recent studies on the formation of γ-Al2O3 supported tri-coordinated Fe single-site complexes,29,30 here we report the results of computational investigations on the local coordination and the in-site electronic structures of the Co and Ni single-atom sites on the most active tri-coordinated Al/Fe single-site (111) surface of γ-Al2O3. Compared to that of Fe, the electronic structures of the related Co and Ni compounds increase the population of d-electrons by 1 (Co) and 2 (Ni), respectively.
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Suojiang Zhang, Institute of Process Engineering, CAS, China
Maohong Fan, University of Wyoming, USA
Chao Lu, Zhengzhou University / Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
Anja V. Mudring, Aarhus University, Denmark
Rong Sun, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Electronic Materials, CAS, China
Quanhong Yang, Tianjin University, China
Shouliang Yi, National Energy Technology Laboratory, USA
Tierui Zhang, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, CAS, China
Xiangping Zhang, Institute of Process Engineering, CAS, China
Santiago Aparicio, University of Burgos, Spain
Hongbin Cao, Institute of Process Engineering, CAS, China
George Zheng Chen, University of Nottingham, UK
Liwei Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Walid Daoud, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Shoubhik Das, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Xianfeng Fan, University of Edinburgh, UK
Mara G. Freire, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Feng Gao, Linkoping University, Sweden
Yanlong Gu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Ruilan Guo, University of Notre Dame, USA
Yu Han, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Niklas Hedin, Stockholm University, Sweden
Peter Hesemann, University of Montpellier, France
John D. Holbrey, Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
Xu Hou, Xiamen University, China
Yongsheng Hu, Institute of Physics, CAS China
Anker Degn Jensen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Xiaoyan Ji, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden
Arjan W. Kleij, Institut Català d'Investigació Química, Spain
Changzhi Li, Zhejiang University, China
Xianfeng Li, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, China
Yingwei Li, South China University of Technology, China
Di-Jia Liu, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Jianmei Lu, Soochow University, China
Xiang Ma, East China University of Science and Technology, China
Anton Middelberg, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Kotohiro Nomura, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Lijia Pan, Nanjing University, China
Srikanth Pilla, Clemson University, USA
Albert Poater, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Jieshan Qiu, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
Weiqun Shi, Institute of High Energy Physics, CAS, China
Mark B. Shiflett, University of Kansas, USA
Seema Singh, Joint BioEnergy Institute, USA
Zhi Sun, Institute of Process Engineering, CAS, China
Atsushi Urakawa, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Xiangjian Wan, Nankai University, China
Guoxiu Wang, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Jianguo Wang, Zhejiang University of Technology, China
Yapei Wang, Renmin University of China, China
Yuen Wu, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Feng Yan, Soochow University, China
Qun Xu, Zhengzhou University, China
Yijun Xu, Fuzhou University, China
Haitao Zhang, Institute of Process Engineering, CAS, China
Xin Zhang, Institute of Process Engineering, CAS, China
Ying Zhang, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Chunxia Zhao, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Huijun Zhao, Griffith University, Australia
Gengfeng Zheng, Fudan University, China
Ying Zheng, Western University, Canada
Matthias Beller, Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse Rostock, Germany
Xianhe Bu, Nankai University, China
Yu Fang, Shaanxi Normal University, China
Jerzy Leszczynski, Jackson State University, USA
Qilong Ren, Zhejiang University, China
Blake A. Simmons, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Chunming Xu, China University of Petroleum, China
Donghui Zhang, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, China
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