Special Issue "Efficient and Ecofriendly Chemical Synthesis of Advanced Materials for Energy and Environment"
A special issue of Sustainable Chemistry (ISSN 2673-4079).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2022) | Viewed by 7856
Interests: solution combustion synthesis; nanomaterials for energy and environment; perovskite-type compounds; solid oxide fuel cells; rietveld analysis; sustainability and green chemistry
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Interests: sustainable heterogeneous catalysis applied in the conversion of biomass; sustainable functionalization procedures; synthesis of metal nanoparticles; use of waste for the synthesis and production of new materials; biofuel production; added-value products; circular chemistry; process efficiency; microwave-assisted reactions; hybrid materials for wastewater purification; waste-derived antimicrobial materials; supramolecular systems for nanocatalysts
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Chemistry plays a fundamental role in advanced materials production. However, chemical synthesis is still bound to old procedures and methodologies that are often far from being sustainable, above all in the industrial field. Little attention has been dedicated to the efficiency of the processes, to the toxicity of the used reagents and solvents, and to quality and amount of waste produced after the procedures. The energy and the time required for the overall process are seldom taken into consideration. Furthermore, the environmental, health and ethical issues generated by the synthetic process or by the materials application are mostly neglected. In order to protect our environment without stopping the technological advancement of our society, a change is required. Therefore, a transition toward efficient and ecofriendly chemical methods for the synthesis of advanced sustainable materials is of paramount importance.
There are several reviews and Special Issues related to the synthesis of materials for energy and environmental applications. However, most of them cover quite specific topics within the wide spectrum of the synthesis and application of materials. This Special Issue, titled Efficient and Ecofriendly Chemical Synthesis of Advanced Materials for Energy and Environment, aims to give an integral perspective on the various synthesis methods of advanced materials, as well as their mechanistic features, advantages, challenges, and utilizations for energy production and environmental protection.
Sustainable chemical synthesis should take into consideration the overall process, from the feedstocks to the materials application, following the principles of a circular chemistry.
Chemists are encouraged to propose their sustainable methodologies for the synthesis of advanced materials for energy- and environment-related applications, considering at least one of the following aspects:
- eco-friendly procedures and the use of non toxic reagent and solvents
- use of waste-derived precursors in the synthesis
- improvement of the reproducibility of the synthesis, as well as its scale up, at least at a laboratory scale
- improvement of the efficiency, in terms of cost, energy and time saving, selectivity and yield.
- waste reduction in the whole synthetic process
- ethical and safety issues in the advanced materials synthesis
Looking at some of the aspects listed above, potential contributions (review articles, perspectives, original papers, and communications) should include, but are not limited to, the below topics:
- Synthesis of photoluminescent materials for solar cell applications
- Synthesis of advanced materials for applications as electrocatalysts, photocatalysts, and conventional heterogeneous catalysts
- Synthesis and application of oxide catalysts from waste materials
- Current and new strategies for synthesizing micro- and meso-structured materials
- New synthetic approaches of materials for fuel cells and metal–air batteries
- Advanced techniques for the in situ study of the synthesis of nanostructured materials
- Synthesis of carbon-/graphene-based nanomaterials, and their energy and environment applications
- Design and development of materials for water splitting reactions
- Synthesis of efficient nanocatalysts for converting CO2 to high-value products
- Design of layered-double hydroxide (LDH)-derived mixed oxides and/or LDHs-composites for energy and environmental applications
- Synthesis and application of both supported metal catalysts with nanodispersed metal active species and organic–inorganic materials
Dr. Francesca Deganello
Dr. Maria Luisa Testa
Dr. Sergio Gonzalez-Cortes
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- materials synthesis
- sustainable synthesis
- energy and environment
- advanced materials
- ecofriendly procedures
- waste reduction
- waste precursors
- waste management
- fuel battery catalysts