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Special Issue "Platform Chemical: Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Michela Signoretto

Department of Molecular Sciences and Nano Systems, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, and INSTM Consortium, Via Torino 155, 30172 Mestre Venezia, Italy
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Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; catalysts design; nanomaterials; sustainable industrial chemistry; biomass valorization; biorefinery
Guest Editor
Dr. Federica Menegazzo

Department of Molecular Sciences and Nano Systems, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, and INSTM Consortium, Via Torino 155, 30172 Mestre Venezia, Italy
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Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; metal nanoparticles; sustainable industrial processes; biomass valorization; development of catalysts for green applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biomass conversion to value-added chemicals and fuels over heterogeneous, homogeneous, enzymatic catalysts is one of the goal for the future. 5-hydroxymethyl furfural (HMF) is one of the most important and renewable platform chemicals in the bio-based renaissance. HMF can be obtained from fructose, sucrose, glucose, as well as directly from cellulose, and it can be further transformed into a wide variety of high performance products.

The aim of this Special Issue is to present a current overview of recent developments in the field of the still-open challenges for both HMF production and HMF applications.

All researchers working in the field are cordially invited to contribute original research papers to this Special Issue of Molecules. Reviews are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Michela Signoretto
Dr. Federica Menegazzo
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

  • HMF
  • Biomass valorization
  • biorefinery
  • catalysis
  • renewables
  • lignocellulosic biomasses
  • platform chemicals

Published Papers

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