Title:  Heterogeneous Single-Atom Catalysis

On  Thursday, 13th May 2021 at 4.00 pm through MICROSOFT TEAMS 


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Heterogeneous catalysis plays a vital role in the manufacture of industrially important chemicals. It accounts for about 80% of all the catalytic processes currently used in the industry. However, there is an increasing need to improve the catalysts to improve the reaction rates and selectivity.

In my seminar, I will discuss how decreasing the particle size to the atomic level leads to better utilization of surface sites for the catalytic process. I will discuss a few techniques to identify the nature of the active sites and one case study in which a single-atom catalyst is used to produce hydrogen from methanol.


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