Special Issue "Catalytic Conversion of Carbohydrates"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Ana Cristina Fernandes Website E-Mail
Univ Lisbon, Inst Super Tecn, Ctr Quim Estrutural, Av Rovisco Pais, P-1049001 Lisbon, Portugal.
Interests: organic chemistry; homogeneous catalysis; molybdenum, rhenium. and ruthenium complexes; carbohydrates chemistry; biomass conversion; green chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The sustainable conversion of biomass into biofuels, chemicals, drugs, and various materials is currently one of the most challenging tasks for academics and industry. Direct connection of biomass resources to these compounds provides an efficient and ecological approach for their sustainable long-term production. Among biomass resources, carbohydrates form by far the largest natural source of carbon and are considered the ideal feedstock for the production of a platform of value-added compounds.
This Special Issue embraces original research articles or relevant critical reviews on the recent achievements, current challenges, and future opportunities on catalytic conversion of carbohydrates (monosaccharides and polysaccharides). Submissions are welcome especially, though not exclusively, on the catalytic conversion of carbohydrates into: 

  • - Value-added compounds;
  • - Biofuels;
  • - Pharmaceutical substances;
  • - Bioactive compounds;
  • - Amine derivatives;
  • - Heteroatom-containing chemicals;
  • - Heterocyclic compounds;
  • - Polymers;
  • - Materials

Dr. Ana Cristina Fernandes
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • carbohydrates
  • catalysis
  • value-added compounds
  • biofuels
  • bioactive compounds
  • amines
  • heteroatom compounds
  • polymers
  • materials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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