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Recent Advances and Future Opportunities of Green Environmental Catalysts

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 279

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Center for Research and Development in Applied Sciences, National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), (CCT La Plata-UNLP-CICPBA) La Plata National University, 47 N 257, CP B1900AYB La Plata, Argentina
Interests: biowastes; circular economy; green chemistry; catalysis; environmental science; sol-gel technique; functionalized supports
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the early 1990s, academia and industry have been promoting the concepts of green chemistry and sustainable management to reduce the impact of chemical industrial production on the environment and health. As chemists and sustainability advocates, we must take preventive measures before they happen rather than allowing them to happen. Using chemical methods to design products and auxiliary processes to reduce pollution and cater to our environmental health are measures that we should consider implementing.

Green chemistry principles are deployed in industrial management, governmental policy, educational practice, and technology development around the world. A circular economy always aims to balance the economic growth, resource sustainability, and environmental protection. In this Special Issue, we aim to discuss the prospects of disciplinary elements including the establishment of redesign–reduction–recovery–recycle–reuse practices for waste reclamation and resource sustainability. Catalysts have long been fundamental building blocks of many chemical processes, whether introduced artificially or occurring naturally. There are many kinds of such catalysts, including enzymatic, photocatalytic, chemical, etc. The ways in which chemistry itself can be made more sustainable and how it can contribute to sustainable development in general are clear—we only have to apply them.

The sol-gel method is a versatile synthesis route characterized by the low temperatures the materials synthesized, which allows the incorporation of organic components. Materials created through the sol-gel technique can be used for promoting greener and more sustainable catalysis.

This Special Issue will provide an opportunity for its readership to obtain significant and helpful information concerning green environmental catalysts. This will be an appropriate occasion for the authors to exhibit and publish their latest achievements in this and related fields.

We invite you to submit your research on all relevant topics for this Special Issue in the form of full papers, reviews or communications.

Dr. Patricia Graciela Vázquez
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2700 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.


  • green chemistry principles
  • environmental catalysis
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • biocatalysis
  • photocatalysis
  • circular economy
  • sustainable education

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