Special Issue "Sonochemistry and Green Chemistry Applications II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019
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
Sonochemistry (i.e., the use of power ultrasound in chemistry) has huge potential for innovation in eco-friendly and eco-efficient chemistry. After a first Special Issue published in 2016 (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/molecules/special_issues/sonochemistry_green), I have the pleasure to announce a second edition of the Special Issue in Molecules called “Sonochemistry and Green Chemistry Applications II” in order to highlight the significant progresses in this field. All areas of chemistry can contribute, such as organic chemistry and catalysis, preparation of materials, polymer chemistry, biomass valorisation, 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 favour of the twelve principles of green chemistry.
This Special Issue welcomes the submission of papers based on original research that describes sonochemical applications with a green chemistry approach. Particular attention to demonstrating this aspect in the submitted manuscript is requested, related to specific points or to the overall process. Submissions considering the 12 principles of green engineering, with notions of scale-up, energy consumption, and equipment design will also be appreciated. New combinations of power ultrasound with ionic liquids, microwave irradiation, enzymes, 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 progress in innovations and the most exciting results.
Dr. Gregory Chatel
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- power ultrasound
- ultrasonic applications
- green chemistry
- clean processes
- material preparation
- biomass conversion
- green metrics