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Editorial

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Emerging Investigators 2017

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Editorial Board Chair Klavs Jensen and Scientific Editors Saif Khan and Ian Baxendale introduce the 2017 Emerging Investigators issue.

Graphical abstract: Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Emerging Investigators 2017
Open Access Analysis

Current and future role of Haber–Bosch ammonia in a carbon-free energy landscape

The future of green ammonia as long-term energy storage relies on the replacement of the conventional CO2 intensive methane-fed Haber–Bosch process by distributed and agile ones aligned to the geographically isolated and intermittent renewable energy.

Graphical abstract: Current and future role of Haber–Bosch ammonia in a carbon-free energy landscape
Open Access Communication

Cloud-inspired multiple scattering for light intensified photochemical flow reactors

A novel photoflow reactor that mimics how nature accelerates photochemistry in the clouds.

Graphical abstract: Cloud-inspired multiple scattering for light intensified photochemical flow reactors
Communication

Enhancing interfacial contact in all solid state batteries with a cathode-supported solid electrolyte membrane framework

A cathode-supported solid electrolyte membrane framework with enhanced interfacial contact can significantly improve the electrochemical performance of all solid state batteries.

Graphical abstract: Enhancing interfacial contact in all solid state batteries with a cathode-supported solid electrolyte membrane framework
Communication

A solid-supported arylboronic acid catalyst for direct amidation

An efficient heterogeneous amidation catalyst has been prepared by co-polymerisation of styrene, DVB with 4-styreneboronic acid, which shows wide substrate applicability and higher reactivity than the equivalent homogeneous phenylboronic acid, suggesting potential cooperative catalytic effects.

Graphical abstract: A solid-supported arylboronic acid catalyst for direct amidation
Open Access Communication

Continuous low temperature synthesis of MAPbX3 perovskite nanocrystals in a flow reactor

Perovskite nanocrystals prepared at room temperature using a simple flow reactor.

Graphical abstract: Continuous low temperature synthesis of MAPbX3 perovskite nanocrystals in a flow reactor
Communication

Confined heat treatment of a Prussian blue analogue for enhanced electrocatalytic oxygen evolution

A simple and feasible in situ synthesis and surface optimization strategy to enable the Ni-based Prussian blue analogue (NiFeII-PBA) with excellent electrocatalytic oxygen evolution performance by boosting its electron transport and the exposure of active sites.

Graphical abstract: Confined heat treatment of a Prussian blue analogue for enhanced electrocatalytic oxygen evolution
Communication

Robust, non-fouling liters-per-day flow synthesis of ultra-small catalytically active metal nanoparticles in a single-channel reactor

Robust, non-fouling, litres-per-day continuous synthesis of catalytically active palladium nanoparticles using triphasic segmented flow in a hybrid milli-meso flow reactor.

Graphical abstract: Robust, non-fouling liters-per-day flow synthesis of ultra-small catalytically active metal nanoparticles in a single-channel reactor
Communication

Hierarchical NiCo2O4 nanosheets on carbon nanofiber films for high energy density and long-life Li–O2 batteries

An efficiently catalytic, lightweight, and binder-free cathode with hierarchical NiCo2O4 nanosheets grown on carbon nanofibers is rationally designed and synthesized.

Graphical abstract: Hierarchical NiCo2O4 nanosheets on carbon nanofiber films for high energy density and long-life Li–O2 batteries
Communication

A high strength, free-standing cathode constructed by regulating graphitization and the pore structure in nitrogen-doped carbon nanofibers for flexible lithium–sulfur batteries

A high strength, flexible cathode was designed for Li–S batteries by introducing graphitic carbon and hierarchical pores in carbon nanofibers.

Graphical abstract: A high strength, free-standing cathode constructed by regulating graphitization and the pore structure in nitrogen-doped carbon nanofibers for flexible lithium–sulfur batteries
Communication

Introduction of metal precursors by electrodeposition for the in situ growth of metal–organic framework membranes on porous metal substrates

An efficient and generalizable strategy assisted by electrodeposition was developed for the in situ growth of various MOF membranes.

Graphical abstract: Introduction of metal precursors by electrodeposition for the in situ growth of metal–organic framework membranes on porous metal substrates
Open Access Paper

XAS investigation of silica aerogel supported cobalt rhenium catalysts for ammonia decomposition

In situ XAS applied to a silica supported CoRe catalyst for ammonia decomposition shows the importance of the reduced bimetallic phase.

Graphical abstract: XAS investigation of silica aerogel supported cobalt rhenium catalysts for ammonia decomposition
Paper

In situ coupling of CoP with MoO2 for enhanced hydrogen evolution

The development of highly active and stable catalysts based on low-cost materials for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is crucial to catalytic water splitting.

Graphical abstract: In situ coupling of CoP with MoO2 for enhanced hydrogen evolution
Paper

Continuous manufacturing of silver nanoparticles between 5 and 80 nm with rapid online optical size and shape evaluation

Flexible manufacturing technology of nanoparticles with sizes between 5 and 80 nm. This unique size flexibility is enabled by coupling rapid online spectroscopy and a mathematical Mie theory-based algorithm for size and shape evaluation.

Graphical abstract: Continuous manufacturing of silver nanoparticles between 5 and 80 nm with rapid online optical size and shape evaluation
Paper

Mechanistic insights of the reduction of gold salts in the Turkevich protocol

The Turkevich protocol consists of two consecutive reduction steps (Au3+ → Au+ → Au0) rather than a reduction followed by the disproportionation reaction as conventionally believed. The second reduction is the rate-limiting step.

Graphical abstract: Mechanistic insights of the reduction of gold salts in the Turkevich protocol
Paper

Mesoscale triphasic flow reactors for metal catalyzed gas–liquid reactions

Design and operation of a mesoscale triphasic reactor for flow hydrogenations, capable of delivering kg per day productivity from a single channel.

Graphical abstract: Mesoscale triphasic flow reactors for metal catalyzed gas–liquid reactions
Paper

Facile synthesis of lanthanide doped yttria nanophosphors by a simple microplasma-assisted process

An environmentally friendly microplasma-based method is applied to produce crystalline lanthanide doped nanophosphors of controllable photoluminescence properties.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of lanthanide doped yttria nanophosphors by a simple microplasma-assisted process
Paper

Highly efficient CO2 capture by mixed matrix membranes containing three-dimensional covalent organic framework fillers

A three-dimensional covalent organic framework filler with size-selective pores has been proven effective in boosting the membrane CO2 capture performance.

Graphical abstract: Highly efficient CO2 capture by mixed matrix membranes containing three-dimensional covalent organic framework fillers
Paper

Oxidant free conversion of alcohols to nitriles over Ni-based catalysts

Ni-Based catalysts converting various primary alcohols to nitriles in high yields under oxidant-free, low temperature conditions.

Graphical abstract: Oxidant free conversion of alcohols to nitriles over Ni-based catalysts
Paper

Flow synthesis of coumalic acid and its derivatization

Coumalic acid is a valuable platform compound which can be prepared from malic acid, a biorenewable feedstock derived from glucose. Two flow syntheses of coumalic acid and a new heated rotating reactor are presented.

Graphical abstract: Flow synthesis of coumalic acid and its derivatization
Open Access Paper

Continuous synthesis of hollow silver–palladium nanoparticles for catalytic applications

Hollow bimetallic nanoparticles exhibit unique surface plasmonic properties, enhanced catalytic activities and high photo-thermal conversion efficiencies amongst other properties, however, their research and further deployment are currently limited by their complicated multi-step syntheses.

Graphical abstract: Continuous synthesis of hollow silver–palladium nanoparticles for catalytic applications
Paper

Selective gas diffusion in two-dimensional MXene lamellar membranes: insights from molecular dynamics simulations

The selective gas diffusion in MXene membranes was explored via molecular simulations, yielding insights for developing highly efficient gas separation membranes.

Graphical abstract: Selective gas diffusion in two-dimensional MXene lamellar membranes: insights from molecular dynamics simulations
Open Access Paper

Continuous synthesis of tuneable sized silver nanoparticles via a tandem seed-mediated method in coiled flow inverter reactors

Size control of metal nanoparticles is essential to achieve accurate adjustment of their unique chemical and physical properties.

Graphical abstract: Continuous synthesis of tuneable sized silver nanoparticles via a tandem seed-mediated method in coiled flow inverter reactors
Open Access Paper

Electrically controlled mass transport into microfluidic droplets from nanodroplet carriers with application in controlled nanoparticle flow synthesis

Infuse chemical into microdroplets from nanodroplet carriers with rates and dosages controlled by electrical fields, and applications in nanoparticle synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Electrically controlled mass transport into microfluidic droplets from nanodroplet carriers with application in controlled nanoparticle flow synthesis
Paper

Embedding liquid lasers within or around aqueous microfluidic droplets

We demonstrate the incorporation of dye-based liquid lasers within or around flowing aqueous microfluidic droplets, which make them capable of on drop optofluidic sensing.

Graphical abstract: Embedding liquid lasers within or around aqueous microfluidic droplets
Paper

Tuning the separation performance of hydrogen permeable membranes using an anion doping strategy

Fluoride-anion doping is first reported for tuning the separation performance of mixed protonic-electronic conducting (MPEC) membranes, and enhanced hydrogen permeability was observed with appropriate introduction of the fluoride ions.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the separation performance of hydrogen permeable membranes using an anion doping strategy
Paper

Continuous flow synthesis of poly(acrylic acid) via free radical polymerisation

The free radical polymerisation of aqueous solutions of acrylic acid (1) has been studied using a continuous flow reactor to quickly screen reaction parameters such as temperature, residence time, monomer- and initiator concentration.

Graphical abstract: Continuous flow synthesis of poly(acrylic acid) via free radical polymerisation
Paper

Purification of poly(acrylic acid) using a membrane ultra-filtration unit in flow

We have developed methodology to synthesise aqueous soluble polymers such as poly(acrylic acid) in flow, enabling access to a variety of molecular weights.

Graphical abstract: Purification of poly(acrylic acid) using a membrane ultra-filtration unit in flow
Paper

Low temperature total oxidation of toluene by bimetallic Au–Ir catalysts

Intimate contact between gold and iridium nanoparticles supported on TiO2 provides a synergetic effect leading to low temperature VOC oxidation activity.

Graphical abstract: Low temperature total oxidation of toluene by bimetallic Au–Ir catalysts
Open Access Paper

γ-Al2O3 nanorods with tuneable dimensions – a mechanistic understanding of their hydrothermal synthesis

This paper reports mechanistic understanding of the hydrothermal synthesis of alumina (γ-Al2O3) nanorods, presenting an economic and reproducible route for their manufacture with tuneable sizes for a wide range of applications.

Graphical abstract: γ-Al2O3 nanorods with tuneable dimensions – a mechanistic understanding of their hydrothermal synthesis
Open Access Paper

Synthesis of narrow sized silver nanoparticles in the absence of capping ligands in helical microreactors

Microtubular helical reactors generate secondary flows promoting the synthesis of mono-sized silver nanoparticles in the absence of capping ligands.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of narrow sized silver nanoparticles in the absence of capping ligands in helical microreactors
Discussion

Theory of hot electrons: general discussion

Discussion

Dynamics of hot electron generation in metallic nanostructures: general discussion

Discussion

Applications in catalysis, photochemistry, and photodetection: general discussion

Discussion

The challenges of characterising nanoparticulate catalysts: general discussion

Discussion

Theory as a driving force to understand reactions on nanoparticles: general discussion

Discussion

Control of catalytic nanoparticle synthesis: general discussion

Research Article

Direct visualization of the ouzo zone through aggregation-induced dye emission for the synthesis of highly monodispersed polymeric nanoparticles

We report a new enhanced solvent displacement method for the synthesis of highly monodisperse nanoparticles with direct visualization of the ouzo zone.

Graphical abstract: Direct visualization of the ouzo zone through aggregation-induced dye emission for the synthesis of highly monodispersed polymeric nanoparticles
Conference Report

Highlights from Faraday Discussion on Designing Nanoparticle Systems for Catalysis, London, UK, May 2018

The 2018 Faraday Discussion on “Designing Nanoparticle Systems for Catalysis” brought together leading scientists to discuss the current state-of-the-art in the fields of computational chemistry, characterization techniques, and nanomaterial synthesis, and to debate the challenges and opportunities going forward for rational catalyst design.

Graphical abstract: Highlights from Faraday Discussion on Designing Nanoparticle Systems for Catalysis, London, UK, May 2018
Open Access Correction

Correction: Direct visualization of the ouzo zone through aggregation-induced dye emission for the synthesis of highly monodispersed polymeric nanoparticles

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About this collection

From 2021, peer review in Reaction Chemistry & Engineering is being handled by our panel of expert Associate Editors, including Ian R. Baxendale (Durham University, UK), Saif A. Khan (National University of Singapore), Laura Torrente Murciano (University of Cambridge, UK) and Haihui Wang (Tsinghua University, China). This collection includes recent Royal Society of Chemistry papers by the journal’s Associate Editors, showcasing their broad research interests at the interface of reaction chemistry and reaction engineering.

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