Special Issue "Nanobioconjugates for Energy Storage and Catalysis Applications"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2020.
Interests: nanomaterials; bioconjugates; biomass valorization; catalysis; energy storage; mechanochemistry; green chemistry
Interests: advanced nanomaterials; biomass valorization; catalysis; organic chemistry; heterogeneous catalysts; continuous flow processes; microwave assisted reactions; energy storage; mechanochemistry; green chemistry
Nowadays, the world is facing critical issues related to the increasing world population and to the rising development of industry, which have accelerated the global energy demand. Such factors have led to increased consumption of traditional fuels in recent years, causing serious effects on the environment. In this regard, the optimization of industrial processes through the use of effective catalytic systems as well as the design of novel energy storage devices could pave the way towards a more sustainable future. Therefore, the development of innovative materials, such as bioconjugates, has attracted the attention of the scientific community in recent years. Inspired by their high efficiency observed in nature, active groups and functionalities of biomolecules could give rise to more environmentally-friendly systems with highly selective processes using moderate operating conditions. Such features, combined with the chemical and electronical properties of different suppports such as metal oxide nanoparticles or carbon-based supports as well as their easy recovery and reusability could open new horizons for the design of upgraded materials with applications in catalysis and energy storage. The current Special Issue aims to present a collection of the latest research on the synthesis, characterization, and potential applications of nanobioconjugates . In particular, the attention will be focused on the design of advanced nanobiomaterials with potential applications in catalysis and energy storage. The volume will include different surface functionalization strategies and their influences on the applicability of the resulting nanobioconjugates. This collection will serve as an inspirational guide for the development of new generations of nanobiomaterials for catalysis and energy storage.
Dr. Daily Rodriguez Padrón
Dr. Rafael Luque
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- electrochemical energy storage
- functionalization strategies
- nature-inspired materials