Leonarda Francesca Liotta
tel. 091 6809371
/ fax 091 6809399
U.O.S. Palermo - Via Ugo La Malfa, 153
EFOR Project (Energy from renewable sources), WP2 (Enotria) OR5.
Bilateral Project CNR-CNRST: Phosphate catalysts containing Ni, Co, Fe and/or noble metals (Pd e Pt) for glycerol valorization.
COST Action CM1104: Reducible oxide chemistry, structure and functions.
Cooperation with Northwestern Polytechnical University of X’ian (China) financially supported by the Chinese State Scholarship Fund for PhD students training.
Main research interests
Au supported catalysts for low-temperature CO oxidation and preferential CO oxidation reaction (PROX). Au-based air-cleaning devices for unburned CH4 oxidation and for indoor and outdoor VOC abatement.
Ni-based catalysts for methane dry reforming: support and catalysts composition effects on catalytic activity and durability.
LSCF perovskites with composition LaxSr1-xCoyFe1-y-zMzO3-δ doped at the B-site by traces of noble metals (M= Pt, Pd, Au) as cathodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells operating at intermediate temperatures (IT-SOFCs).
Pd-containing Advanced Perovskite Catalysts (LaMnO3, LaCoO3 and LaCoyMnzO3) for Next Generation NOx After-treatment Systems for vehicles exhaust gases abatement.
From 31/12/ 2001
Senior researcher CNR at ISMN Unity of Palermo
Researcher at ISMN Unity of Palermo
Researcher under contract (ex-art. 36)
Hongjing Wu and Leonarda F. Liotta, Metal-support interaction effects on gold catalysts over reducible oxides in Heterogeneous Gold Catalysts and Catalysis, Edited by Professor Zhen Ma and Dr Sheng Dai, RSC publishers, chapter 12.
H. Wu, G. Pantaleo, V. La Parola, A. M. Venezia, X. Collard, C. Aprile, L. F. Liotta, Bi- and trimetallic Ni catalysts over Al2O3 and Al2O3-MOx (M = Ce or Mg) oxides for methane dry reforming: Au and Pt additive effects, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 156–157, 350–361.
A. Horváth, L. Guczi, A. Kocsonya, G. Sáfrán, V. La Parola, L. F. Liotta, G. Pantaleo, A. M. Venezia, Sol-derived AuNi/MgAl2O4 catalysts: formation, structure and activity in dry reforming of methane, Appl. Catal. A, 468 (2013) 250-259.
G. Marcì, E. García-López, M. Bellardita, F. Parisi, C. Colbeau-Justin, S. Sorgues, L.F. Liotta, L. Palmisano, Keggin heteropolyacid H3PW12O40 supported on different oxides for catalytic and catalytic photo-assisted propene hydration, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15, 13329-13342.
M. Lualdi; G. Di Carlo; S. Lögdberg, S. Järås, M. Boutonnet, L. F. Liotta, G. M. Ingo, A. M. Venezia, Effect of Ti and Al addition via direct synthesis to SBA-15 as support for cobalt based Fischer-Tropsch catalysts, Appl. Catal. A 443-444, 76-86.