Chemistry in the urban atmosphere & new heterogeneous catalysts – deadlines approaching

We have a diverse programme of topics for our 2016 Faraday Discussions meetings – from catalysis through liquid salts to carbon capture and electrochemistry. There is something for everyone – do check out the full list on our website.

The deadlines for some of early meetings are already fast approaching:

power station chimneyChemistry in the Urban Atmosphere – oral/paper abstract deadline 20 July

This meeting will cover:
• Chemical complexity of the urban atmosphere and its consequences.
• Timescales of mixing and of chemistry
• Urban case studies
• Numerical modelling strategies for the urban atmosphere

moleculeDesigning New Heterogeneous Catalysts – oral/paper abstract deadline 20 July

Topics discussed will include
• Catalyst design from theory to practice
• Designing new catalysts: synthesis of new active structures
• Bridging model and real catalysts
• Application of novel catalysts

We hope you enjoy this selection of reviews and original research from across the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal portfolio on these topics:

How do organic vapors contribute to new-particle formation?
Neil M. Donahue, Ismael K. Ortega, Wayne Chuang, Ilona Riipinen, Francesco Riccobono, Siegfried Schobesberger, Josef Dommen, Urs Baltensperger, Markku Kulmala, Douglas R. Worsnop and Hanna Vehkamaki
Faraday Discuss., 2013, 165, 91-104
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD00046J

A compact comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC) approach for the analysis of biogenic VOCs
Samuel J. Edwards, Alastair C. Lewis, Stephen J. Andrews, Richard T. Lidster, Jacqueline F. Hamilton and Christopher N. Rhodes
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 141-150
DOI: 10.1039/C2AY25710F

Applications of metal–organic frameworks in heterogeneous supramolecular catalysis
Jiewei Liu, Lianfen Chen, Hao Cui, Jianyong Zhang, Li Zhang and Cheng-Yong Su
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 6011-6061
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00094C

Optimisation of preparation method for Pd doped Cu/Al2O3 catalysts for selective acetylene hydrogenation
Alan J. McCue, Ashley M. Shepherd and James A. Anderson
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, 5, 2880-2890
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00253B

Full solar spectrum light driven thermocatalysis with extremely high efficiency on nanostructured Ce ion substituted OMS-2 catalyst for VOCs purification
Jingtao Hou, Yuanzhi Li, Mingyang Mao, Yuanzheng Yue, G. Neville Greaves and Xiujian Zhao
Nanoscale, 2015,7, 2633-2640
DOI: 10.1039/C4NR06410K

Kinetics of stabilised Criegee intermediates derived from alkene ozonolysis: reactions with SO2, H2O and decomposition under boundary layer conditions
Mike J. Newland, Andrew R. Rickard, Mohammed S. Alam, Luc Vereecken, Amalia Muñoz, Milagros Ródenas and William J. Bloss
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 4076-4088
DOI: 10.1039/C4CP04186K, Paper
Open Access

Atmospheric organic aerosols: insights from the combination of measurements and chemical transport models
Spyros N. Pandis, Neil M. Donahue, Benjamin N. Murphy, Ilona Riipinen, Christos Fountoukis, Eleni Karnezi, David Patoulias and Ksakousti Skyllakou
Faraday Discuss., 2013, 165, 9-24
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD00108C

Modeling the influence of alkane molecular structure on secondary organic aerosol formation
Bernard Aumont, Marie Camredon, Camille Mouchel-Vallon, Stéphanie La, Farida Ouzebidour, Richard Valorso, Julia Lee-Taylor and Sasha Madronich
Faraday Discuss., 2013, 165, 105-122
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD00029J

Measurement of organic and elemental carbon in downtown Rome and background area: physical behavior and chemical speciation
Pasquale Avino, Maurizio Manigrasso, Alberto Rosada and Alessandro Dodaro
Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2015, 17, 300-315
DOI: 10.1039/C4EM00471J

The first airborne comparison of N2O5 measurements over the UK using a CIMS and BBCEAS during the RONOCO campaign
Michael Le Breton, Asan Bacak, Jennifer B. A. Muller, Thomas J. Bannan, Oliver Kennedy, Bin Ouyang, Ping Xiao, Stéphane J.-B. Bauguitte, Dudley E. Shallcross, Roderic L. Jones, Mark J. S. Daniels, Stephen M. Ball and Carl J. Percival
Anal. Methods, 2014,6, 9731-9743
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY02273D

Possibility of Designing Catalysts beyond the Traditional Volcano Curve: A Theoretical Framework for Multi-Phase Surfaces
Ziyun Wang, Hai Feng Wang and Peijun Hu
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01732G
Open Access

Recent advances in heterogeneous selective oxidation catalysis for sustainable chemistry
Zhen Guo, Bin Liu, Qinghong Zhang, Weiping Deng, Ye Wang and Yanhui Yang
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014,43, 3480-3524
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60282F

MOF catalysis in relation to their homogeneous counterparts and conventional solid catalysts
Pilar García-García, Maike Müller and Avelino Corma
Chem. Sci., 2014,5, 2979-3007
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00265B

Heterogeneous photocatalytic nanomaterials: prospects and challenges in selective transformations of biomass-derived compounds
Juan Carlos Colmenares and Rafael Luque
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 765-778
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60262A

Methyl ester synthesis catalyzed by nanoporous gold: from 10−9 Torr to 1 atm
Lu-Cun Wang, Kara J. Stowers, Branko Zugic, Monika M. Biener, Juergen Biener, Cynthia M. Friend and Robert J. Madix
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, 5, 1299-1306
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01169D

A fully recyclable heterogenized Cu catalyst for the general carbene transfer reaction in batch and flow
Lourdes Maestre, Erhan Ozkal, Carles Ayats, Álvaro Beltrán, M. Mar Díaz-Requejo, Pedro J. Pérez and Miquel A. Pericàs
Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 1510-1515
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03277B
Open Access

A DFT study of the structures, stabilities and redox behaviour of the major surfaces of magnetite Fe3O4
David Santos-Carballal, Alberto Roldan, Ricardo Grau-Crespo and Nora H. de Leeuw
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 21082-21097
DOI: 10.1039/C4CP00529E

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