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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Surface Inorganic Chemistry and Heterogeneous Catalysis|
|Number of pages||34|
|State||Published - Aug 2013|
- Early transition metal carbides
- Early transition metal nitrides
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