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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Photocatalysts for Polymerization Reaction"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Frédéric Dumur

Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France
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Interests: photoredox catalysts, organocatalysts and metal complexes as photoinitiators of polymerization, photopolymerization; luminescent materials; organic and organometallic chemistry
Guest Editor
Dr. Guillaume Noirbent

Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France
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Interests: photopolymerization; luminescent materials; organic and organometallic chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the emphasis on resource and energy conservation as well as environmental issues, there has been a move towards polymerization processes that can be carried out under safer conditions. These issues can be addressed using photopolymerization. Recently, photoredox catalysis initially developed for organic chemistry have been applied to the synthesis of photopolymers. Using this approach, a drastic reduction of the photoinitiator content could be achieved, resulting in the possibility to regenerate the photoinitiator in situ. Using this appealing approach, low amounts of initiators are sufficient to initiate a polymerization reaction while maintaining high conversion rates and fast polymerization processes.

Researchers in the field are cordially invited to submit relevant manuscripts concerning the development of new photocatalysts of polymerization for a Special Issue entitled  ‘Recent Advances in Photocatalysts for Polymerization Reaction’, within the journal Molecules. Perspectives and reviews in this active research field are also welcome.

Dr. Frédéric Dumur
Dr. Guillaume Noirbent
Guest Editors

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. 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 1800 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.


  • Photopolymerization;
  • Photocatalysis;
  • Photoredox catalysis;
  • Photoinduced electron transfer;
  • Photoinitiated reaction;
  • Green synthesis;
  • Visible light;
  • Organocatalysis.

Published Papers

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