Special Issue "Catalysts for CO2 Utilization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2021.
Interests: photocatalysis; luminescent metal complexes; artificial photosynthesis; CO2 photoactivated reduction; near-IR emitters
Interests: green chemistry; CO2 utilization; renewable-based molecules; renewable-based materials
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Global anthropogenic CO2 emissions continue to grow at an alarming rate (to give some updated figures, CO2 emissions rose 2.0% in 2017 and 2.7% in 2018, nearly the largest increases since 1990), generating considerable concerns over the short- and long-term consequences of climate change. At the same time, the demand for energy supply has been increasing substantially, and therefore the exploitation of renewable energy sources is of utmost importance, together with the breakthrough of new carbon neutral and carbon-negative energy-harvesting and synthetic technologies to mitigate the level of CO2 in the atmosphere. In carbon capture and utilization, CO2 is considered a valuable feedstock for the production of value-added chemicals and fuels, providing an attractive solution to both climate change and energy resources shortage.
In this Special Issue, we focus on the development of new catalysts that promote the chemical conversion of CO2 into energy vectors, functional molecules, and useful materials. “Catalysts for CO2 Utilization” will welcome any submissions dedicated to several possible approaches, including: direct carboxylation with CO2, the use of carbon-neutral catalytic strategies such as photo- and electrocatalysis, and the development of catalytic systems active towards both reductive and non-reductive CO2 transformations. We aim to provide a comprehensive picture of the vibrant, stimulating, and dynamic work on CO2-based transformation.
Dr. Claudia Bizzarri
Dr. Giulia Fiorani
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Carbon dioxide
- Photoactivated CO2 reduction
- CO2 electrocatalysis
- Non-reductive CO2 transformations
- Reductive CO2 transformations
- CO2 based polymers
- C1 building block