Special Issue "Sonochemistry and Green Chemistry Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2016)
Dr. Gregory Chatel
Savoie Mont Blanc University (USMB), Laboratory of Molecular Chemistry and Environment (LCME), Faculty of Sciences and Montain (SceM) 73376 Le Bourget du Lac Cedex, France
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Interests: green chemistry; sonochemistry; ultrasound; biomass conversion; ionic liquids; catalysis; organic chemistry; microwaves; oxidation reactions; cellulose processing; lignin valorization
The application of ultrasound waves to chemistry, called sonochemistry, has huge potential for innovation in eco-friendly and eco-efficient chemistry. The proposed Special Issue aims at highlighting new opportunities provided by physical and/or chemical effects of power ultrasound in different areas of chemistry, such as organic chemistry and catalysis, preparation of materials, polymer chemistry, biomass valorization, extraction, etc. Green chemistry is mainly based on basic concepts such as: (i) prevention, (ii) better use of the raw material, (iii) better waste management, (iv) energy savings, and (v) use of solvent compatible with the environment. When the experimental conditions are optimized, the use of power ultrasound is, in many cases, in favor of the twelve principles of green chemistry.
This Special Issue welcomes the submission of papers based on original researches that describe sonochemical applications with a green chemistry approach. A particular attention to demonstrate this aspect in the submitted manuscript will be asked, related to specific points or to the overall process. The submission taking account the 12 principles of green engineering, with notion of scale-up, energy consumption and design of equipment will also be appreciated. New combinations of power ultrasound with ionic liquids, microwave irradiation, enzyme, electrochemistry, or other technologies will be also considered.
As a conclusion, this Special Issue aims at showing that ultrasound is not just a simple mixing tool, but has a real role to play in the development of sustainable, green, and eco-efficient processes, to go ahead in innovations and the wildest results
Dr. Gregory Chatel
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- power ultrasound
- ultrasonic application
- green chemistry
- clean processes
- material preparation
- biomass conversion