Single-atom catalysis has advanced significantly since first being reported less than a decade ago, and recent developments suggest it can potentially offer better activity, stability and selectivity than related approaches, improving the sustainability of reactions. Single-Atom Catalysis reviews the latest developments, asking if this can become a technically and economically viable technology, and discussing what hurdles must be overcome to encourage its uptake.
Beginning with an introduction to single-atom catalysis and current developments in the field, the book goes on to review its role in potentially disruptive technologies, with a particular focus on applications in synthetic organic chemistry, solar hydrogen technologies, and low platinum/platinum-free fuel cells. In then goes on to discuss the steps needed for single-atom catalysis to become an industrially viable technology, and the future outlook for the technology.
Based on the extensive experience of its award-winning author, Single-Atom Catalysis provides an authoritative guide to this novel approach. It aims to provide an update on current developments and encourage further discussion and growth within both the academic and industrial sustainability research communities.
- Explains the applications of single-atom catalysis in synthetic organic chemistry, solar hydrogen technologies, and low platinum/ platinum-free fuel cells
- Updates on recent research developments
- Anticipates technical and economic challenges in the integration of single-atom catalysis
1. Introduction to Single-Atom Catalysis 2. The role of Single-Atom Catalysis in Potentially Disruptive Technologies 2.1 Synthetic Organic Chemistry 2.2 Solar hydrogen from water 2.3 Low Platinum and Platinum-free fuel cells 3. Can Single-Atom Catalysis Be An Industrially Viable Technology? 4. Outlook and Perspectives On Single-Atom Catalysis
Mario Pagliaro is a chemistry and energy scholar based at Italy's Research Council in Palermo, Italy, where he leads a research group focusing on nanochemistry, sustainability and the bioeconomy. Rapidly approaching 10,000 citations as of early 2019, he ranks amongst Italy's most cited scientists in nanotechnology and materials science. In recognition of his "significant contributions to the chemical sciences" in 2014 he was designed Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. His work has been widely highlighted by national and international press, including by MIT Technology Review, Advanced Science News, Italy's national television, newspapers and magazines. He also serves on the advisory and editorial boards of several internationally recognized journals.