Synthesis and design of new nanocatalysts is an important area of research that aims to introduce multiple types of useful applications in a greener market. The necessity of nanostructuring the active sites has emerged as the key point in a successful design of the catalysts. The book covers the progress in this research area done in the last ten years. It includes the classification of catalysts and structure of active sites at the nanoscale. The book covers examples to present the concept, evolution of nanocatalysts from the perspective of chemistry of materials and their applications.

part Part I|21 pages


chapter Chapter 1|19 pages


Concepts of Nanotoxicity
ByPablo Fernández-Rodríguez, Jorge Hurtado de Mendoza, José Luis López-Colón, Antonio José López-Peinado, Rosa María Martín-Aranda

part Part II|56 pages

Value Products

chapter Chapter 2|37 pages

Bifunctional Porous Catalysts in the Synthesis of Valuable Products

Challenges and Prospects
ByElena Pérez-Mayoral, Marina Godino-Ojer, Daniel González-Rodal

chapter Chapter 3|17 pages

State-of-the-Art in Nanocatalysts for the Transformation of Glycerol into High Added Value Products

ByVanesa Calvino-Casilda, Eugenio Muñoz Camacho

part Part III|86 pages

Energy and Biomass

chapter Chapter 4|34 pages

Producing Fuels and Fine Chemicals from Biomass using Nanomagnetic Materials

ByAlessio Zuliani, Rafael Luque

chapter Chapter 5|20 pages

Mixed-Oxide Nanocatalysts for Light Alkane Activation

ByM. Olga Guerrero-Pérez

chapter Chapter 6|30 pages

Nanocatalysts from Biomass and for the Transformation of Biomass

ByMíria Luisa Rojas Cervantes

part Part IV|135 pages

Environmental Applications

chapter Chapter 7|57 pages

Nanocatalysis and their Application in Water and Wastewater Treatment

ByHanna S. Abbo, Nader Ghaffari Khaligh, Salam J.J. Titinchi

chapter Chapter 8|12 pages

Nanocatalysts Based in Zeolites for Environmental Applications

ByIsabel Correia Neves, António M. Fonseca, Pier Parpot

chapter Chapter 9|18 pages


Basic Knowledge and Applications
ByCristina Gutiérrez-Sánchez

chapter Chapter 10|46 pages

Gold Loaded on Niobium, Zinc and Cerium Oxides

Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic Application
ByMaria Ziolek, Izabela Sobczak, Lukasz Wolski