Nanoscale Carbide and Nitride Catalysts

A. C. Lausche*, J. A. Schaidle, N. 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 publicationSurface Inorganic Chemistry and Heterogeneous Catalysis
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages34
ISBN (Print)9780080965291
StatePublished - Aug 2013


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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