Fe-based metallic glasses in functional catalytic applications
Chemistry–An Asian Journal
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
School of Engineering
With an intrinsically disordered atomic structure and a widely tunable atomic constituent, metallic glasses (MGs) have been extensively studied as promising catalysts in different catalytic fields. Particularly, Fe-based MGs with high catalytic activity, relatively low material cost, and environmental friendly compatibility also emerge as advanced catalysts. This review systematically discusses the recent advances of Fe-based MGs in catalytic applications, including wastewater remediation based on reductive degradation by multicomponent Fe-based MGs, oxidative degradation by introduction of advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) and nanocrystallization applied in Fe-based MGs up to date, and renewable energy conversion, with purposes of revealing Fe-based MG catalysts in the further improvement of catalytic performance and exploiting their promising catalytic abilities in a widely catalytic field.