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Special Issue "Biomolecular Catalysts"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioorganic Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jose M. Palomo

Group of Chemical Biology and Biocatalysis, Departament of Biocatalysis, Institute of Catalysis (ICP-CSIC), Marie Curie 2, Cantoblanco, Campus UAM, 28049 Madrid, Spain
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Interests: protein chemistry; nanocatalysis; biotransformations; carbohydrate chemistry; chemical biology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Chemists have long been inspired by the exquisite selectivity and efficiency of biomolecular catalysts. The development of new catalysts with improved properties, new activities and selectivities making processes economically and environmentally sustainable are mandatory in our future. The application of biomolecules, such as polymers, peptides or proteins to create interesting networks for metal complexes to create nanostructurated artificial catalysts are extremely important in the development of chemical process such as synthetic molecules, sustainable fuels, medical biosensors, etc. Additionally, the engineering, design and creation of nanoreactors using biomolecules are of special interest to improving properties of extremely sensitive enzymes.

This Special Issue will be focused on innovative and novel research in the creation and application of biomolecular catalysts.

Prof. Jose M. Palomo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). 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.


  • enzymes
  • cells
  • microorganisms
  • virus
  • metalloenzymes
  • artificial enzymes
  • peptides
  • polymers
  • biohybrids
  • bionanomaterials
  • directed evolution
  • computational chemistry
  • bioorganic chemistry
  • chemical biology
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • biocatalysis
  • nanocatalysis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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