Nanoscale Carbide and Nitride Catalysts

A. C. Lausche*, J. A. Schaidle, Neil M Schweitzer, L. T. Thompson

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Early transition metal carbides and nitrides are an intriguing class of materials that hold promise for use in a number of catalytic and electrocatalytic reactions. Advances in the areas of synthesis, and catalytic and electrocatalytic performance during the last 10-15 years have been impressive and are reviewed in this chapter. Despite these advances, there are no significant commercial applications for carbide- and nitride-based catalysts. This review concludes with a perspective regarding issues that might facilitate their commercial application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II (Second Edition)
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Elements to Applications
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages34
ISBN (Print)9780080965291
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013


  • Catalysts
  • Early transition metal carbides
  • Early transition metal nitrides
  • Electrocatalysts
  • Supports

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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    Lausche, A. C., Schaidle, J. A., Schweitzer, N. M., & Thompson, L. T. (2013). Nanoscale Carbide and Nitride Catalysts. In Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II (Second Edition): From Elements to Applications (Vol. 7, pp. 371-404). Elsevier Ltd..