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Special Issue "Green and Sustainable Catalysts"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Syed Farooq Adil

King Saud University
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Interests: material sciences; green synthesis; nanomaterials; catalysis; oxidation; desulfurization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Growing concerns of environmental pollution and global warming have directed the attention of scientists around the world towards approaches that are environmentally greener and more eco-friendly than present ones. There is a great deal of work carried out in this area of research and has been published in various journals. Green and sustainable catalysts are the one class of catalysts that are prepared using environmentally-benign preparation techniques and/or that possess higher activity and selectivity, efficient recovery from reaction medium, recyclability and cost effectiveness. The other green approach is preparation of organic moieties via enzymatic synthesis, wherein the hazardous reagents are replaced by enzymes that generally mimic the biosynthetic pathway in-order to produce the desired organic molecules.

This Special Issue focuses on the topic “Green and Sustainable Catalysts”, with the aim of presenting a collection of articles that are related to green synthesis, employing plant extracts, ionic liquids, sonication, microwave etc., and enzymes and marine micro-organism-based methodologies and their applications in various fields, such as catalysis, solar energy, etc. We invite papers from multiple disciplines to engage with the topics mentioned above, however we are particularly interested in articles related to considering:

  • Green synthesis of nanoparticles employing plant extracts
  • Green synthesis of nanoparticles employing marine micro-organisms
  • Synthesis employing ultrasound
  • Synthesis employing microwave
  • Synthesis employing ionic liquid
  • Chemo-enzymatic synthesis of various organic moieties

Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of their contents.

Prof. Dr. Syed Farooq Adil
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. Sustainability 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 1400 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 synthesis
  • Plant extracts
  • Marine micro-organisms
  • Sonochemical
  • Microwave
  • Biotransformations
  • Chemo-enzymatic synthesis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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