Nanostructured Catalysts: Selective Oxidations Editors: Christian Hess, Robert Schlögl

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The book gives a comprehensive up-to-date summary of the existing information on the structural/electronic properties, chemistry and catalytic properties of vanadium and molybdenum containing catalysts. It discusses the importance of nanoscience for the controlled synthesis of catalysts with functional properties and introduces the necessary background regarding surface properties and preparation techniques, leading from a textbook level to the current state of knowledge. Then follows an extensive survey and analysis of the existing open and patent literature - an essential knowledge source for the development of the new generation of partial oxidation catalysts. Important examples from current research on partial oxidation reactions are reviewed from experts in the field. The next chapter discusses the importance of 2- and 3-dimensional model systems for a fundamental understanding of the structure of transition metal oxide catalysts and its correlation to reactivity. Finally, an outlook on research opportunities within the area of partial oxidation reactions is presented.

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Professor Christian Hess is at the Technical University of Darmstadt. He was Humboldt Fellow at Texas A&M University, Otto Hahn Fellow of the Max Planck Society at the University of California at Berkeley and in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Emmy Noether Fellow of the German Research Foundation at the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin. Since 2010 he is director of the Eduard Zintl Institute for Inorganic and Physical Chemistry at the Technical University of Darmstadt. He is the author of over 60 publications and patents in the area of surface chemistry and catalysis. His research activities are devoted to the synthesis, characterization and application of nanostructured materials for catalysis, sensing and energy storage with a strong focus on the development and use of in situ spectroscopic techniques. Professor Robert Schl÷gl is in the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, and has been Director at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society since 1994. His achievements include: Guest Professorship, UniversitÚ Louis Pasteur, Honorary Professorship at the Technical University Berlin and the Humboldt University Berlin, Tetelman Fellow, Yale University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is also the author of over 507 publications, 8 families of patents and patent applications, with 184 presentations and invited talks.