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Spiers Memorial Lecture
Heterogeneous catalysis: understanding the fundamentals for catalyst design

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Abstract

Taking the chemoselective hydrogenation of substituted nitroaromatics as a base case, it will be shown that it is possible to design improved and new catalysts by attacking the problem in a multidisciplinary way. By combining molecular modeling with in situ operando spectroscopy, and with micro-kinetic and isotopic studies, it is possible to determine how and where on the catalysts the reactant molecules interact. Then, materials synthesis methods can be applied to prepare catalysts with the desired surface active sites and their selective interaction with the reactants.

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The article was received on 01 Apr 2016, accepted on 27 Apr 2016 and first published on 27 Apr 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6FD00066E
Citation: Faraday Discuss., 2016,188, 9-20
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    A. Corma, Faraday Discuss., 2016, 188, 9
    DOI: 10.1039/C6FD00066E

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