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Special Issue "Photocatalytic Strategies in Organic Synthesis"

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 Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Davide Ravelli

PhotoGreen Lab, Department of Chemistry, University of Pavia Viale Taramelli 12, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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Interests: photocatalysis; green chemistry; radicals; organic synthesis; flow chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is difficult to exaggerate the importance that photocatalytic strategies have earned in recent years. Thanks to the unconventional pathways offered, they enable the smooth activation of substrates that would otherwise require harsh conditions to react, giving, at the same time, the desired products in excellent yields. Accordingly, photocatalytic processes are often considered as a superior choice when looking for an intrinsically green approach in the frame of organic synthesis. Indeed, recent trends involve the use of coloured catalysts, able to promote the desired processes under visible light irradiation or natural sunlight, further demonstrating the green potential of photocatalysis.

The seminal works by the groups of MacMillan, Yoon and Stephenson were published almost ten years ago now, igniting what can be considered an impressive “gold rush” of photocatalysis. This Special Issue wants to resume how far we have gone in this period and which future directions photocatalysis practitioners will move in.

Dr. Davide Ravelli
Guest Editor

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 monthly 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.


  • Photocatalysis
  • Photoredox catalysis
  • Photoinduced electron transfer
  • Hydrogen atom transfer
  • Organic synthesis
  • Green synthesis
  • Visible light
  • Solar light

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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