Special Issue "Supramolecules for Catalysis"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2019.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Pierre-Edouard Danjou Website E-Mail
Unité de Chimie Environnementale et Intéractions sur le Vivant (UCEIV) Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale (ULCO) 145 avenue Maurice Schumann59140 Dunkerque, France
Interests: supramolecules; organic synthesis; host/guest chemistry; metal recognition

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Supramolecules are a wide range of host compounds including very different families of molecules like cyclodextrins, crown ethers, calixarene derivatives, cucurbiturils, etc. These molecules possess unique capabilities such as selective substrate encapsulation or metal chelation, making these supramolecules prime candidates for homogeneous, heterogeneous, multiphasic, or biomimetic catalysis. The aim of using these supramolecules is mainly to improve catalytic performance while providing safer and sustainable processes as well as providing a better understanding of natural transformations.

Manuscript submissions are welcomed for all aspects of the use of supramolecules in catalysis, particularly (but not only) in the following areas:

- Fundamental aspects of supramolecules in catalysis

- The design of new supramolecules holding catalytic metal/substrate with catalytic activities

- Biomimetic supramolecules

- The use of supramolecules in phase transfer catalysis

- Supramolecular catalysis in aqueous environment

- Applications of supramolecules in catalytic processes

- Applications of supramolecules in sustainable chemistry

Dr. Danjou Pierre-Edouard
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. Catalysts 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 1600 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.


  • Supramolecular catalysis
  • Supramolecular ligands
  • Metal catalysis
  • Biomimetic catalysis
  • Phase transfer catalysis
  • Cyclodextrins catalysis
  • Calixarenes catalysis
  • Crown ethers catalysis
  • Cucurbituril catalysis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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