Special Issue "Green and Sustainable Solvents II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020
The Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 was enacted to increase the interest in source reduction or pollution prevention and encourage the design of environmentally benign processes and products. This is the central tenet of green chemistry, encompassing waste and energy efficiency as well as sustainability, toxicity, and health and safety. Solvents represent at least half of the materials used in a chemical process, and the use of toxic and dangerous solvents in the chemical industry is considered a major risk for the environment and human health of workers. Limiting solvents’ amount and selecting the “greenest” solvents are the most efficient levers to reduce the environmental impact of these chemicals. Green solvents such as ionic liquids, deep eutectic solvents, or bio-based solvents have become increasingly important research topics, thanks to their renewability, biodegradability, and low toxicity.
This Special Issue, “Green and Sustainable Solvents II”, aims to collect and publish recent advances in this interdisciplinary area. Research articles as well as reviews dealing with innovative techniques, alternative solvents, by-product valorization, and new routes for green solvents toward industrial applications are of interest. Manuscripts on how green solvents contribute to the development of natural products research are welcome.
Dr. Monica Nardi
Prof. Antonio Procopio
Dr. Maria Luisa Di Gioia
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.
- Green Chemistry
- Organic synthesis
- Green solvents
- Environmental impact
- Natural compounds