The chemistry of metals has traditionally been more understood than that of its oxides. As catalytic applications continue to grow in a variety of disciplines, Metal Oxides: Chemistry and Applications offers a timely account of transition-metal oxides (TMO), one of the most important classes of metal oxides, in the context of catalysis.
The first part of the book examines the crystal and electronic structure, stoichiometry and composition, redox properties, acid-base character, and cation valence states, as well as new approaches to the preparation of ordered TMO with extended structure of texturally defined systems. The second part compiles some practical aspects of TMO applications in materials science, chemical sensing, analytical chemistry, solid-state chemistry, microelectronics, nanotechnology, environmental decontamination, and fuel cells. The book examines many types of reactions - such as dehydration, reduction, selective oxidations, olefin metathesis, VOC removal, photo- and electrocatalysis, and water splitting - to elucidate how chemical composition and optical, magnetic, and structural properties of oxides affect their surface reactivity in catalysis.
Drawing insight from leading international experts, Metal Oxides: Chemistry and Applications is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary reference for researchers that may also be used by newcomers as a guide to the field.
Table of Contents
Molecular Structures of Surface Metal Oxide Species: Nature of Catalytic Active Sites in Mixed Metal Oxides; I.E. Wachs
Nanostructured Supported Metal Oxides; M.S. Wong
Defect Chemistry and Transport in Metal Oxides; A. Thursfield, A. Kruth, J.T.S Irvine, and I.S. Metcalfe
Cation Valence States of Transitional Metal Oxides Analyzed by Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy; Z..L. Wang
Surface Processes and Composition of Metal Oxide Surfaces; B. Pawelec
The Electronic Structure of Metal Oxides; P.M. Woodward, H. Mizoguchi, Y.-I. Kim, and M.W. Stoltzfus
Optical and Magnetic Properties of Metal Oxides; S. Ishihara
Redox Properties of Metal Oxides; B.M. Reddy
The Surface Acidity and Basicity of Solid Oxides and Zeolites; G. Busca
Optical Basicity: A Scale of Acidity/Basicity of Solids and Its Application to Oxidation Catalysis; E. Bordes-Richard and P. Courtine
Investigation of the Nature and Number of Surface Active Sites of Supported and Bulk Metal Oxide Catalysts through Methanol Chemisorption; L.E. Briand
Combinatorial Approaches to Design Complex Metal Oxides; F. Schüth and S.A. Schunk
Propane Selective Oxidation to Propene and Oxygenates on Metal Oxides; E.K. Novakova and J.C. Védrine
Methane Oxidation on Metal Oxides; R.M. Navarro, M.A. Peña, and J.L.G. Fierro
Oxidative Dehydrogenation (ODH) of Alkanes over Metal Oxide Catalysts; G. Deo, M. Cherian, and T.V.M. Rao
Metathesis of Olefins on Metal Oxides; J.L.G. Fierro and J.C. Mol
Applications of Metal Oxides for Volatile Organic Compound Combustion; D.P. Dissanayake
Hydrogenation of Carbon Oxides on Metal Oxides; J.L.G. Fierro
Photocatalysis: Photocatalysis on Titanium Oxide-Based Catalysts; M. Anpo, S. Dohshi, M. Kitano, and Y. Hu
Photocatalytic Activity forWater Decomposition of RuO2-Dispersed p-Block Metal Oxides with d10 Electronic Configuration; Y. Inoue
Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Processes on Metal Oxides; G. Centi and S. Perathoner
Gas Sensors Based on Semiconducting Metal Oxides; A. Gurlo, N. Bârsan, and U. Weimar
Fuel Electrodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells; S.W. Tao and J.T.S. Irvine
"Several of the chapters in this collection do provide excellent coverage of basic topics in the chemistry and applications of metal oxides…this volume contains many useful contributions, particularly for those working in transition-metal oxide catalysis. A wealth of references are given with each chapter, providing a valuable starting point for those to new each area of focus."
-Douglas J. Buttrey, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 128, No. 34, 2006