Special Issue "CO2-Derived Products"

A special issue of C (ISSN 2311-5629).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Enrico Andreoli

Energy Safety Research Institute, Swansea University, Bay Campus, Swansea SA1 8EN, UK
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Interests: carbon dioxide capture and utilisation; sustainable and clean energy production; materials science and engineering; electrochemistry; photovoltaics; sensors; drug delivery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Salicylic acid, urea, and ethylene carbonate are large scale products made with carbon dioxide as one of the raw materials. Ethylene, methane, methanol, and formic acid can also be made from CO2, provided a hydrogen source is available. Other possible products are polymers, such as polycarbonates and polyurethanes, incorporating variable amounts of CO2. In all these examples, carbon dioxide is upgraded to value-added products. However, upgrading CO2 is challenging because of the energy required for the products to form, often needed to overcome high reaction activation barriers. It follows that novel approaches are needed to make useful products more efficiently, particularly using less energy, and it would be better if it were low carbon energy.

In this Special Issue of C Journal of Carbon Research, we invite authors to submit original communications, articles, and reviews on the experimental and theoretical aspects of the efficient conversion of carbon dioxide to products. This includes work on new or better ways of incorporating CO2 in organic molecules, or more efficient thermal, electro, and photo chemical approaches to the formation of alcohols and hydrocarbons, or syngas for further processing to fuel, or biochemical systems for high value chemicals production, or other relevant novel approaches.

Dr. Enrico Andreoli
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. C is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) is waived for well-prepared manuscripts submitted to this issue. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • carbon
  • catalysis
  • synthesis
  • mechanism
  • process
  • energy

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