Special Issue "Photocatalysis"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Pierre Pichat
Photocatalyse et Environnement, CNRS/ Ecole Centrale de Lyon (STMS), 69134 Ecully CEDEX, France
E-Mail: pichat@ec-lyon.fr
Interests: heterogeneous photocatalysis, advanced oxidation processes, environmental chemistry, catalysis, photochemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The field of heterogeneous photocatalysis has given rise to thousands of papers. Most often, these papers are dispersed in many journals. Consequently, from time to time, there is a need for a Special Issue to provide a broad survey and address the various aspects of this field. For the readers, this Special Issue will give an attractive opportunity to obtain, more easily, information concerning the different facets of heterogeneous photocatalysis. For the authors, it will be an appropriate occasion to make their results and analyses more visible, and to show that they are active members of the scientific community in heterogeneous photocatalysis. This Special Issue will contain contributions discussing all the aspects broadly indicated by the keywords. Reviews articles by experts in the field will also be welcome.

Dr. Pierre Pichat
Guest Editor


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  • fundamentals
  • UV and visible-light sensitive photocatalysts/supports/composites
  • reactors and modelling
  • organic synthesis
  • environmental potentialities and applications
  • hydrogen and other fuels production
  • testing methods
  • comparisons with other processes

Published Papers

No papers have been published in this special issue yet, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Feature Papers List

Dr. Angelo Albini Photocatalysis and (green)synthesis
Dr. Stephen O. Hay The Viability of Photocatalytic Air Purification
Dr. Alexei Emeline Photophysics events in heterogeneous photocatalysis
Dr. James Highfield Recent advances in photocatalysis and mechanism elucidation by in-situ spectroscopies
Dr. Gianluca Li-Puma
Dr. Dionysios D. Dionysiou and Dr. Kevin O'Shea

Last update: 10 July 2014

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