Daphna Shimon, Zuckerman Faculty Scholar, publishes paper in ACS Applied Nano Materials
Biomass-derived feedstock plays a crucial role in a sustainable economy due to its renewable nature, energy security, greenhouse gas reduction, waste management, and commercial prospects. A wide range of catalytic materials have been developed to make the process efficient and selective for the production of valuable chemicals.
The present study focuses on the significance of surface defects, the surface oxygen vacancies (SOVs), in conjunction with Pd nanoparticles for selective biomass conversion under ambient conditions. In brief, the present research aims to demonstrate how the induction of surface defects in metal oxides can enhance the efficiency of biomass processing.