Recent Advances in Ordered Meso/macroporous Metal Oxides for Heterogeneous Catalysis
Over the past decades, porous materials with high surface area have gained considerable attention from both scientific and technological communities due to their capacity to interact with molecules, ions, and atoms not only at the external surface, but also within the interior surface of the material. The past decade has witnessed substantial advances in the synthesis of new porous metal oxides with ordered structures for use in a wide range of applications. In this review paper published recently in Journal of Materials and Chemistry A, we have examined the recent developments in ordered meso- and macro-porous metal oxide catalysts for heterogeneous catalysis. Additionally, we outline the current challenges in the field of nanoparticle-based catalysis, including the role played by the morphology (size, shape, and porosity) of ordered meso/macroporous metal oxides, and provide a perspective on the need for further advances in porous materials so that their contribution to heterogeneous catalysis can continue to expand.
The present review article highlights the preparation, characterization, properties, and recent developments in porous metal oxide catalysts for heterogeneous catalysis.
This work can be found in the J. Mater. Chem A. 2017, 5, 8825-8846 (doi: 10.1039/C6TA10896B)