Special Issue "Catalysts for CO2 Utilization"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Catalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Claudia Bizzarri
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Institute of Organic Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Fritz-Haber-Weg 6, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Interests: photocatalysis; luminescent metal complexes; artificial photosynthesis; CO2 photoactivated reduction; near-IR emitters
Dr. Giulia Fiorani
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Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia Via Torino 155, 30172 Venezia Mestre, Italy
Interests: green chemistry; CO2 utilization; renewable-based molecules; renewable-based materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Carbon dioxide
  • Carboxylation
  • Photoactivated CO2 reduction
  • CO2 electrocatalysis
  • Non-reductive CO2 transformations
  • Reductive CO2 transformations
  • CO2 based polymers
  • C1 building block

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Metal Complexes Bearing Sulfur-Containing Ligands as Catalysts in the Reaction of CO2 with Epoxides
Catalysts 2020, 10(8), 825; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10080825 - 23 Jul 2020
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Coupling of CO2 with epoxides is a green emerging alternative for the synthesis of cyclic organic carbonates (COC) and aliphatic polycarbonates (APC). The scope of this work is to provide a comprehensive overview of metal complexes having sulfur-containing ligands as homogeneous catalytic [...] Read more.
Coupling of CO2 with epoxides is a green emerging alternative for the synthesis of cyclic organic carbonates (COC) and aliphatic polycarbonates (APC). The scope of this work is to provide a comprehensive overview of metal complexes having sulfur-containing ligands as homogeneous catalytic systems able to efficiently promote this transformation with a concise discussion of the most significant results. The crucial role of sulfur as the hemilabile ligand and its influence on the catalytic activity are highlighted as well. Full article
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