Structure Property Correlations for Nanoporous Materials

Abhijit Chatterjee

May 17, 2010 by CRC Press
Reference - 354 Pages - 97 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420082746 - CAT# 82744


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  • Offers essential information and methods for researchers in the field of nanoporous materials
  • Highlights procedures needed to interpret experimental observations
  • Provides methods to simulate synthesis, characterization, surface structure, and catalytic activity in conjunction with experiments
  • Explores developments of catalytic materials for the petroleum refining, petrochemicals, and fine chemicals industries
  • Encourages useful applications in biology concerning ion exchange, adsorption, sensor, host-guest synthesis, and molecular isolation


Nanoporous materials are critical to various fields of research, including ion exchange, separation, catalysis, sensor applications, biological molecular isolation, and purification. In addition, they offer new opportunities in such areas as inclusion chemistry, guest-host synthesis, and molecular manipulations and reactions at the nanoscale. In Structure Property Correlations for Nanoporous Materials, pioneering researcher Abhijit Chatterjee guides experimentalists in their design of nanoporous material using computer simulation methodologies.

The book begins with a comprehensive overview of nanoporous materials. It describes their function, examines their fundamental properties, including catalytic effects and adsorption, demonstrates their importance, explores their applications based on theoretical and experimental studies, and highlights the challenges they pose as well as their future prospects.

Explores simulation methodologies

Next, the book moves on to molecular modeling, placing a heavy focus on Monte Carlo simulation. It examines density functional theory (DFT) and local reactivity descriptors. It also discusses the synthesis of nanoporous materials, the structural characterization of materials in terms of chemical composition, spectroscopic analysis, mechanical stability, and porosity; and the design of new nanoporous materials. Dr. Chatterjee explores projected applications and concludes with a discussion of the catalytic activity of nanoporous materials and reaction mechanisms.

The text is supplemented with experiments and simulation instructions to clarify the theoretical analysis. Conveying the significance of the combination of traditional experimental work and molecular simulation, the book enables experimentalists to achieve better results with less effort.

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