Special Issue "Green Synthesis and Transformation in Material Science"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Assoc. Prof. Cristina Della Pina
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Guest Editor
University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Interests: catalysis; conducting polymers; material science; nanoscience for biomedicine
Dr. Ermelinda Falletta

Guest Editor
University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Interests: conducting polymers; catalysis; material science; mass spectrometry characterization
Assist. Prof. P.M. Visakh

Guest Editor
TUSUR University, Tomsk-634050, Russia
Interests: polymer science; polymer nanocomposites; material science; bio-nanocomposites; rubber-based nanocomposites; fire retardant polymers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The increasing growth of world population and industrialization have caused a number of emerging drawbacks related to environmental pollution that threaten human health and life quality. Pollution on the rise invokes finding green alternatives to conventional synthetic approaches, often regardless of environmental preservation. The aim of this Special Issue “Green Synthesis and Transformation in Material Science” is to present to a wide readership, from academia and industry, with cutting-edge achievements in the area of sustainable material science. The editors will welcome the latest developments on biomass exploitation as a green resource for replacing petroleum-based chemicals to be transformed in material science, as well as novel eco-friendly catalytic routes to a library of materials.

Chemists, biochemists, and material science experts are invited to present their contributions as original research papers, short communications and reviews in all the areas related to the frontier branches of environmentally-benign material science. Topics, such as green catalysis, environmental chemistry, green nanotechnology and interdisciplinary topics like bioinorganic and bioorganic developments in the field of green polymers will be featured. This Special Issue aims at providing a significant contribution to green material science advancement.

Assoc. Prof. Cristina Della Pina
Dr. Ermelinda Falletta
Assist. Prof. P.M. Visakh
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • green chemistry
  • sustainability
  • material science
  • catalysis
  • polymers

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Effective and Green Removal of Trichloroacetic Acid from Disinfected Water
Materials 2020, 13(4), 827; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13040827 - 12 Feb 2020
Abstract
An innovative catalyst is reported for removing suspect carcinogen trichloroacetic acid (TCA) found in water after chlorination. SilverSil, a methyl-modified silica xerogel doped with Ag nanoparticles, shows remarkably high and stable activity as heterogeneous catalyst for the reductive dehalogenation of TCA with NaBH [...] Read more.
An innovative catalyst is reported for removing suspect carcinogen trichloroacetic acid (TCA) found in water after chlorination. SilverSil, a methyl-modified silica xerogel doped with Ag nanoparticles, shows remarkably high and stable activity as heterogeneous catalyst for the reductive dehalogenation of TCA with NaBH4 as reducing agent. Chloroacetic acid and acetic acid are the main products of the highly reproducible reductive dehalogenation. The low cost, high stability and ease of application of the SilverSil sol-gel catalyst to continuous processes open the route to the industrial uptake of SilverSil to free chlorinated waters from a probable human carcinogenic agent exerting significant genotoxic and cytotoxic effects. Full article
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