Special Issue "Chemical Transformation of Renewable Material for Green Chemistry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2018
In an era facing the depletion of fossil fuels and the increasing environmental concerns related to their burning, much of the current efforts have been directed to searching for more sustainable sources. These can ensure continuous manufacturing of commodities that have improved the quality of human life. As an example, recent years have witnessed a rapid increase in the production of bio-based plastics and polymers, entirely derived from renewable sources. This Special Issue provides a good opportunity for experts to make to point of the research for new, potential applications, and innovation in the biorefinery sector.
The Special Issue will focus on the following key areas: (1) novel catalytic reactions (homogeneous, heterogeneous, microalgae enzymatic, as well as their combinations) applied to bio-based products or reagents. (2) novel materials for manufacturing application (polyurethane, polyesters, etc.). (3) new technologies using flow chemistry, nano-catalysts and, more remarkably, novel combinations of the technologies.
It is our pleasure to invite you to contribute an original research paper or a review article for this Special Issue.
Dr. Lucia D’Accolti
Prof. Dr. Angelo Nacci
Dr. Caterina Fusco
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.
- Green Chemistry
- Circular Economy
- New Synthetic Technology