Special Issue "Transition Metal Catalysis"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Di Michele Website E-Mail
Department of Physics and Geology, University of Perugia, Italy
Interests: nanomaterials; sonochemistry; catalysis; electron microscopy imaging
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Carlo Pirola Website E-Mail
Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano 20133, Italy
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; process simulation; environmental chemistry; separations; scale-up; photocatalysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Transition metal catalysis has attracted a great deal of interest due to its efficiency, greenness, and convenient use. Moreover, it plays an important role in both academia and industry, where selectivity, activity, and stability are crucial parameters to control.

In particular, transition metals represent excellent catalysts in heterogeneous and homogeneous catalytic research. In fact, they have been proven to lower the activation barrier for chemical reactions thanks to their ability to lend electrons or withdraw electrons from the reagent, depending on the nature of the reaction. Their capacity to be in a variety of oxidation states, to interchange between the oxidation states, and to form complexes with the reagents allows them to be used in a huge variety of catalytic processes, from polymerization processes to bio-syngas transformation, fuel cell applications, and modern organic synthesis.

This Special Issue will focus on the use of transition metal catalysis in green and sustainable chemical processes. Particular importance will be placed on its application in CO2 transformation, energy harvesting, green synthesis, and environmental remediation processes.

We cordially invite you to submit a manuscript for consideration and possible publication. We hope this topic is of interest and look forward to hearing from you.

Prof. Dr. Alessandro Di Michele
Prof. Dr. Carlo Pirola
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • heterogeneous catalysis;
  • homogeneous catalysis;
  • green synthesis;
  • CO2;
  • energy harvesting;
  • environmental remediation.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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