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Special Issue "Catalysis for Energy Storage and CO2 Conversion"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Carlo Nervi

Department of Chemistry and NIS (Centre of excellence), University of Turin, via P. Giuria 7, 10125 Torino (Italy) and CIRCC, via Celso Ulpiani 27, 70126 Bari (Italy)
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Interests: inorganic electrochemistry; organometallic compounds; catalysts and electrocatalysts for energy and CO2 conversion; water splitting; DFT calculations; energy storage

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue is focused on a hot topic, namely the catalytic conversion of CO2 in chemically-useful products, as well as chemical approaches that will provide a renewable (green) energy source in order to mitigate CO2 emissions.

The continued release of huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by human activities raises several environmental concerns. CO2 emissions are strictly connected with the worldwide energy demand and the consumption and depletion of non-renewable fossil fuels. While Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) could be a short-term environmental approach, a wise long-term solution must be undoubtedly developed. An efficient way to transform CO2 in useful chemicals and/or fuel precursors, adopting renewable green energies, would represents a perfect goal in mitigating two of the most important problems that our society is facing.

Worldwide researchers working in the field, are cordially invited to contribute with original research papers or reviews to this Special Issue of Molecules, which is dealing with the design, synthesis, and evaluation of novel catalysts/methods for efficient energy storage and CO2 conversion.

Prof. Dr. Carlo Nervi
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.


  • Electrochemical CO2 reduction
  • Chemical CO2 reduction
  • Photochemical CO2 reduction
  • Electrocatalysis for CO2 reduction
  • Photoelectrochemical Cells
  • Water Splitting
  • Efficient Energy Storage
  • Renewable Hydrogen Production

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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