Special Issue "Biomimetic Catalysts and Selected Papers from the Future Materials 2020"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Marcelino Maneiro Website E-Mail
Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Santiago de Compostela, Lugo 27002, Spain
Interests: biomimetic catalysts; water splitting; manganese; bioinorganic; artificial photosynthesis; peroxidase; catalase
Guest Editor
Dr. Lifeng Liu Website E-Mail
Quantum and Energy Materials Department, Nanomaterials for Energy Storage and Conversion (NESC) Group, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, 4715-33 Braga, Portugal
Interests: advanced electrocatalysts; solar fuel production; nanostructured electrode materials for electrochemical energy storage

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As a result of millions of years of successive improvement through natural selection, nature provides solutions to overcome the activation energy in multiple biochemical processes under mild conditions. Chemists found inspiration in natural life to design new highly efficient catalysts, which also satisfy further demands, such as selectivity or sustainability. Biomimetic catalysts are used in a variety of industrial and synthetic processes ranging from biomedicine to energy, including solar fuels production, enantioselective epoxidations, Diels–Alder cycloadditions, peroxide activation, etc. 

This Special Issue will cover recent progress and developments in the creation of bioinspired materials for catalysis. It is, therefore, our pleasure to invite you to contribute with a high-quality short communication, research paper, or a comprehensive review addressing novel and state-of-art topics in biomimetic catalysts.

This Special Issue will also contain accepted papers presented during Future Materials 2020. The Future Materials 2020 (https://materialsconference.yuktan.com/) will be held in the Lisbon, Portugal,  February 26-28, 2020.

Prof. Marcelino Maneiro
Dr. Lifeng Liu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Biomimetic catalysts
  • Biomimetic materials
  • Artificial photosynthesis
  • Nanostructured materials
  • Electrocatalysts
  • Photocatalysts
  • CO2 reduction
  • Epoxidation
  • Diels–Alder cycloaddition
  • Peroxide activation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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