CA5370 Nano-materials in Catalysis


Objectives:

General definition, Nanochemistry basics, distinction between molecules, nanoparticles and bulk materials. Physicochemical considerations (geometric and electronic structures, reactivity) of nanomaterials. Sizedependent properties. Interfacial, colloidal, surfactant and supramolecular chemistry.   Preparation (sonochemical, precipitation, solgel, chemicalvapour deposition, gasphase condensation, templatemediated, electrodeposition, solvothermal, etc.) and fabrication (zero, one – and two – dimensional nanostructures) of nanomaterials. Characterization of nanomaterials by diffraction, spectroscopy and microscopy techniques.  Nanomaterials including molecular sieves, dendrimers, inorganicorganic hybrids. Potential relevance of organic and inorganic nanostructures for advanced material science, organic synthesis, catalysis, and adsorption/separation processes. Risk discussion and future perspectives.

Text Books:

  1. P. Yang (ed), The Chemistry of Nanostructured Materials, WorldScientific, 2003.
  2. G. Cao, Nanostructures and Nanomaterials Synthesis, Properties and Applications, WorldScientific, 2004.
  3. G.A. Ozin and A.C. Arsenault, Nanochemistry: A Chemical Approach to Nanomaterials, RSC Publishing, 2005.
  4. E. Roduner, Nanoscopic Materials: Size Dependent Phenomena, RSC Publishing, 2006.

Reference Books:

  1.  P. Yang (ed), The Chemistry of Nanostructured Materials, WorldScientific, 2003.
  2. G. Cao, Nanostructures and Nanomaterials Synthesis, Properties and Applications, WorldScientific, 2004.
  3. G.A. Ozin and A.C. Arsenault, Nanochemistry: A Chemical Approach to Nanomaterials, RSC Publishing, 2005.
  4. E. Roduner, Nanoscopic Materials: Size Dependent Phenomena, RSC Publishing, 2006.