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Special Issue "Bio-based and Safer Solvents"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. James Sherwood

Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, Department of Chemistry, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
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Interests: bio-based solvents; solvent effects in organic synthesis
Guest Editor
Dr. Thomas J. Farmer

Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, Department of Chemistry, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
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Interests: green chemistry; polymer recycling; clean synthesis; bio-based polymers
Guest Editor
Prof. James H. Clark

Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, Department of Chemistry, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
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Interests: green chemistry; heterogeneous catalysis; circular economy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Solvents are ubiquitous petrochemicals found in manufacturing processes and products. For decades, toxic, flammable, and environmentally-damaging solvents have been used to make paints and coatings, pharmaceuticals, polymers, and to clean apparatus and degrease components and surfaces. With the onset of Green Chemistry and expanding international chemical regulations, there is a demand for safer solvents made from renewable resources. Recent research in this area has generated a variety of new solvents at various stages of development, from exploratory work to pilot plant. At present, the most problematic solvents are still used due to familiarity, availability and price. More needs to be done to introduce safer bio-based solvents at the scale required to make a substantial impact on the solvent market.

This Special Issue will bring together researchers from different disciplines with the purpose of providing and demonstrating the use of safe and sustainable solvents for the benefit of industry and society. Contributions are welcome from chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, toxicology, policy, and the environmental sciences. We welcome submissions of original research and reviews that address some aspect of the Special Issue’s theme.

Dr. James Sherwood
Dr. Thomas J. Farmer
Dr. James H. Clark
Guest Editors

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.

Keywords

  • Solvents
  • Toxicology
  • Green Chemistry
  • Organic synthesis
  • Bio-based chemicals
  • Renewable resources

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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