Nanotechnology and Heterogeneous Catalysis
Worldwide in the past decade, nanoscience and nanotechnology has become a popular field for research and development. As an example to explain its potential significance, heterogeneous catalysis was cited as a successful application that has great benefits for society. Thus, it is reasonable to expect that the explosion in new developments in nanoscience and nanotechnologywould have a significant impact on the understanding, practice, and applications of catalysis. In this paper, a brief account is presented using selected examples to illustrate ways that these recent developments have advanced heterogeneous catalysis, both in terms of better control of heterogeneous catalytic processes, and of applying catalysis to developments in nanotechnology.
KeywordsReverse Micelle Heterogeneous Catalysis Catalytic Active Site Heterogeneous Catalytic Process Aluminum Alkoxide
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