This course gives fundamental knowledge of solid catalysis. To understand the heterogeneous catalysis, topics include adsorption phenomena on solid surface, design of catalytically active site, catalytic reaction kinetics, reaction mechanism, and method to evaluate the catalytic performances. Furthermore, this course also focuses on characterization of solid catalysts and catalytic surface. Detailed reaction kinetics and reaction mechanism will also be discussed.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Deepen their knowledge of chemistry through the heterogeneous catalysis.
2) Understand the role of catalysts in chemical industry, preparation and characterization of catalysts, and catalytic reaction kinetics and mechanisms.
Solid Catalyst, Preparation of Catalysts, Characterization, Reaction Kinetics, Reaction Mechanism, Porous Materials
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Short questions are given every time for the profound understanding.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Brief history and introduction of catalysis||Understanding catalysts from discovery, history to applications|
|Class 2||Zeolite Catalysts||Understanding the catalysis of zeolites|
|Class 3||Catalysis for Protection of Natural Environment||Recognizing the role of catalysts for the improvement of environment|
|Class 4||Photocatalysis||Understanding the function and application of photocatalysts|
|Class 5||Acid-base catalysis-1||Understanding the acid-base catalysis and considering the mechanism|
|Class 6||Acid-base catalysis-2||Understanding the acid-base catalysis of layered materials and organocatalysts|
|Class 7||Porous materials||Understanding the application of mesoporous materials as catalysts|
|Class 8||Preparation of solid catalysts||Learning the basic preparation of catalysts|
|Class 9||Characterization of catalysts-1||Understanding the theory of characterization of catalysis by spectroscopy and adsorption measurements|
|Class 10||Characterization of catalysts-2||Understanding the theory of characterization of catalysis by NMR and XAFS|
|Class 11||Catalysis for green chemistry||Recognizing the role of catalysts green chemistry|
|Class 12||Catalysis for organic synthesis||Learning the catalysts for organic synthesis|
|Class 13||Clarification of mechanisms of reactions on solid catalysts||Understanding the methods for clarification of reaction mechanisms over solid catalysts|
|Class 14||C1 chemistry||Learning the processes of conversion from C1 compounds to hydrocarbons over catalysts|
|Class 15||Catalysis for biomass conversion||Learning the catalysts for biomass conversion|
Students' knowledge of catalytic materials and reactions using solid catalysts will be assessed.
Learning achievement is evaluated by a final exam and/or reports.
Fundamental knowledges for physical, organic, and inorganic chemistry are required.