Nanostructured Nb2O5 catalysts

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Tsang, Edman ; Zhou, Xiwen ; Ye, Lin ; Edman Tsang, Shik Chi (2012)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: Nano Reviews
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/nr.v3i0.17631
  • Subject: niobium oxide; nanostructures; semi-conductor; crystal; facet; synthesis; catalysis

Niobium pentoxide (Nb2O5) has long been known to catalyze unique acid induced reactions, redox reductions and photo-catalytic reactions, etc. Recently, there have been significant advancements in tailoring the oxide materials with controlled structures and morphologies using nano-chemical synthesis by the help of surfactant or stabilizer for optimal catalytic performance. In this short review, we will particularly highlight these synthetic methods for preparation of Nb2O5 nanostructures, their potential applications in catalysis and their structure-activity relationships.Keywords: niobium oxide; nanostructures; semi-conductor; crystal; facet; synthesis; catalysis(Published: 7 August 2012)Citation: Nano Reviews 2012, 3: 17631 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/nano.v3i0.17631
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