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Themed collection Interfacial Phenomena in (De)hydrogenation Reactions

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Interfacial phenomena in (de)hydrogenation reactions

Editorial for the themed issue on interfacial phenomena in (de)hydrogenation reactions

Graphical abstract: Interfacial phenomena in (de)hydrogenation reactions
Perspective

In situ/operando studies for the production of hydrogen through the water-gas shift on metal oxide catalysts

In situ/operando studies provide unique information about the active phase of catalysts used for hydrogen production through the water-gas shift reaction.

Graphical abstract: In situ/operando studies for the production of hydrogen through the water-gas shift on metal oxide catalysts
Perspective

Key unanswered questions about the mechanism of olefin hydrogenation catalysis by transition-metal surfaces: a surface-science perspective

A personal perspective is offered on the state of the art of our current understanding of the mechanism of olefin hydrogenations promoted by transition-metal catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Key unanswered questions about the mechanism of olefin hydrogenation catalysis by transition-metal surfaces: a surface-science perspective
Communication

Branched TiO2 nanoarrays sensitized with CdS quantum dots for highly efficient photoelectrochemical water splitting

This paper describes the design, characterization, and utilization of branched TiO2 nanoarrays sensitized with CdS quantum dots as anodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting.

Graphical abstract: Branched TiO2 nanoarrays sensitized with CdS quantum dots for highly efficient photoelectrochemical water splitting
Paper

Benzene adsorption on binary Pt3M alloys and surface alloys: a DFT study

Benzene adsorption does not change the segregation state of the catalyst, and d-band models predict benzene adsorption energy well.

Graphical abstract: Benzene adsorption on binary Pt3M alloys and surface alloys: a DFT study
Paper

Single atom alloy surface analogs in Pd0.18Cu15 nanoparticles for selective hydrogenation reactions

We report a novel synthesis of nanoparticle Pd–Cu catalysts, containing only trace amounts of Pd, for selective hydrogenation reactions.

Graphical abstract: Single atom alloy surface analogs in Pd0.18Cu15 nanoparticles for selective hydrogenation reactions
Paper

Co-processing CH4 and oxygenates on Mo/H-ZSM-5: 2. CH4–CO2 and CH4–HCOOH mixtures

Co-processing CH4 and biomass-derived oxygenates in an attempt to couple CH4 dehydrogenation with biomass deoxygenation results in a staged bed with upstream reforming and downstream dehydroaromatization of CH4.

Graphical abstract: Co-processing CH4 and oxygenates on Mo/H-ZSM-5: 2. CH4–CO2 and CH4–HCOOH mixtures
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Dehydration and dehydrogenation of ethylene glycol on rutile TiO2(110)

Temperature programmed desorption reveals a competition between ethylene glycol dehydration and dehydrogenation on TiO2(110).

Graphical abstract: Dehydration and dehydrogenation of ethylene glycol on rutile TiO2(110)
Paper

Reducing the dehydrogenation temperature of lithium hydride through alloying with germanium

Ge dramatically reduces the dehydrogenation temperature for LiH to just 270 °C through forming a series of lithium germanides.

Graphical abstract: Reducing the dehydrogenation temperature of lithium hydride through alloying with germanium
Open Access Paper

In situ spectroscopic investigation of oxidative dehydrogenation and disproportionation of benzyl alcohol

Benzyl alcohol oxidation using supported AuPd alloy nanoparticles is investigated using in situ ATR-IR, DRIFT and inelastic neutron scattering spectroscopies.

Graphical abstract: In situ spectroscopic investigation of oxidative dehydrogenation and disproportionation of benzyl alcohol
Paper

Effect of oxide supports in stabilizing desirable Pt–Ni bimetallic structures for hydrogenation and reforming reactions

Comparative studies of the effect of oxide supports in stabilizing desirable Pt–Ni bimetallic structures show that the catalytic activity is PtNi/γ-Al2O3 ≫ PtNi/TiO2 for hydrogenation while PtNi/γ-Al2O3 < PtNi/TiO2 for reforming.

Graphical abstract: Effect of oxide supports in stabilizing desirable Pt–Ni bimetallic structures for hydrogenation and reforming reactions
Paper

Chemical transformations of glucose to value added products using Cu-based catalytic systems

Cu nanoparticles have been supported on aluminosilicate materials and succesfully employed as catalysts in the microwave-assisted conversion of glucose into valuable products via tandem formic acid-promoted dehydration (to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural—HMF) and further selective hydrogenation to 5-methylfurfuryl alcohol (MFA).

Graphical abstract: Chemical transformations of glucose to value added products using Cu-based catalytic systems
Paper

Role of the surface–subsurface interlayer interaction in enhancing oxygen hydrogenation to water in Pd3Co alloy catalysts

Based on density functional theory calculations, we present mechanisms underlying the improvement in the catalytic performance of Pd-based alloys for oxygen hydrogenation to water by a thorough analysis of intra and interlayer orbital interactions.

Graphical abstract: Role of the surface–subsurface interlayer interaction in enhancing oxygen hydrogenation to water in Pd3Co alloy catalysts
Paper

Effects of O2 pressure on the oxidation of VOx/Pt(111)

‘High pressure’ is required to oxidize a vanadia thin film.

Graphical abstract: Effects of O2 pressure on the oxidation of VOx/Pt(111)
Paper

Enhanced sulfur resistance of Ni/SiO2 catalyst for methanation via the plasma decomposition of nickel precursor

A Ni/SiO2 catalyst with fewer defects shows better sulfur resistance for CO methanation.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced sulfur resistance of Ni/SiO2 catalyst for methanation via the plasma decomposition of nickel precursor
Paper

Operando Raman spectroscopy study on the deactivation of Pt/Al2O3 and Pt–Sn/Al2O3 propane dehydrogenation catalysts

Operando Raman spectroscopy revealed that the addition of H2 alters the chemical nature of coke deposits on a Pt-based propane dehydrogenation catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Operando Raman spectroscopy study on the deactivation of Pt/Al2O3 and Pt–Sn/Al2O3 propane dehydrogenation catalysts
Paper

A Langmuir–Hinshelwood approach to the kinetic modelling of catalytic ammonia decomposition in an integral reactor

Extended LHHW kinetic models are able to predict perfectly the performance of integral reactors during ammonia decomposition without considering any change of the mechanism of reaction.

Graphical abstract: A Langmuir–Hinshelwood approach to the kinetic modelling of catalytic ammonia decomposition in an integral reactor
Paper

Selectivity in the initial C–H bond cleavage of n-butane on PdO(101)

Bond selectivity is coverage dependent for n-butane dissociation on PdO(101), with primary C–H bond cleavage strongly favored at low coverage.

Graphical abstract: Selectivity in the initial C–H bond cleavage of n-butane on PdO(101)
Paper

Fabrication of NiS modified CdS nanorod p–n junction photocatalysts with enhanced visible-light photocatalytic H2-production activity

NiS surface modified CdS nanorod p–n junction photocatalysts exhibit enhanced visible-light photocatalytic H2-production activity.

Graphical abstract: Fabrication of NiS modified CdS nanorod p–n junction photocatalysts with enhanced visible-light photocatalytic H2-production activity
Paper

Evolution of active catalysts for the selective oxidative dehydrogenation of methanol on Fe2O3 surface doped with Mo oxide

Build up Fe2(MoO4)3 with addition of MoO3 monolayers to Fe2O3. Ultimately, when ferric molybdate formation is saturated, a complete layer of molybdenum oxide forms at the surface.

Graphical abstract: Evolution of active catalysts for the selective oxidative dehydrogenation of methanol on Fe2O3 surface doped with Mo oxide
Paper

Reaction mechanism of WGS and PROX reactions catalyzed by Pt/oxide catalysts revealed by an FeO(111)/Pt(111) inverse model catalyst

Water facilely dissociates on the Fe(II)CUS cations at the FeO(111)–Pt(111) interface to form hydroxyls that can react with CO(a) on the neighbouring Pt(111) sites to produce CO2 at low temperatures.

Graphical abstract: Reaction mechanism of WGS and PROX reactions catalyzed by Pt/oxide catalysts revealed by an FeO(111)/Pt(111) inverse model catalyst
Paper

The promotional effect of Sn-beta zeolites on platinum for the selective hydrogenation of α,β-unsaturated aldehydes

Pt impregnated on a Sn-beta catalyst results in a very promising catalyst for the selective hydrogenation of α,β-unsaturated aldehydes, compared to the PtSn co-impregnated beta catalysts.

Graphical abstract: The promotional effect of Sn-beta zeolites on platinum for the selective hydrogenation of α,β-unsaturated aldehydes
Paper

New insight into the enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activities of B-, C- and B/C-doped anatase TiO2 by first-principles

The origin of visible-light absorption and photoactive enhancement for the B-, C- and B/C-doped TiO2 is investigated by first-principles.

Graphical abstract: New insight into the enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activities of B-, C- and B/C-doped anatase TiO2 by first-principles
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Enhanced photocatalytic H2-production activity of TiO2 using Ni(NO3)2 as an additive

Photocatalytic H2 production using TiO2 was demonstrated using Ni(NO3)2 as an additive, giving a H2-production rate of 2547 μmol h−1 g−1 with a quantum efficiency of 8.1%.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced photocatalytic H2-production activity of TiO2 using Ni(NO3)2 as an additive
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The Interfacial Phenomena in (De)hydrogenation Reactions themed issue investigates interfacial phenomena at the molecular/atomic level. Guest edited by Jinlong Gong.

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