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Special Issue "Nanocatalysis and Symmetry in Chemistry"
A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019.
Dr. Putla Sudarsanam Website E-Mail
Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, KU Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200f, Leuven 3001, Belgium
Phone: +32 476 25 83 34
Interests: Catalysis; nanostructured catalysts; organic synthesis; biomass upgrading; CO2 valorization; environment pollution control
Catalysis is a key enabling technology for developing the most feasible solutions towards a sustainable chemical industry. Especially heterogeneous catalysis, where the catalyst exists in a different phase (typically solids) from the reactants (mostly liquids or gasses), has a rich history of facilitating promising catalytic strategies for a number of energy and environmental applications. Advances in the heterogeneous catalysis and materials science fields have provided several potential methods for the design of various novel catalytic materials with unique characteristics and exceptional activities. In this context, nanostructured catalysts (where the particle size is less than 100 nm in at least one dimension) are the most versatile candidates largely used in the modern field of catalysis, popularly known as nanocatalysis. Symmetry in terms of particle size and its morphology plays a pivotal role in tuning the physicochemical, acid-base, and redox properties of nanostructured catalysts, and hence their chemistry with the reactant molecules, resulting in unusual catalytic activities. The aim of this Special Issue is therefore to cover recent advances in the rational design of various nanostructured catalysts for a wide range of applications, including organic synthesis, biomass valorization, CO2 utilization, and environmental pollution control.
This Special Issue invites both original research and review articles addressing the advantages and challenges of nanostructured catalysts in view of their feasibility in the chemical industry. Special emphasis will be given to investigations of the effect of particle size and its morphology, as well as their symmetry towards optimizing the structure–activity properties of nanostructured catalysts that may provide valuable implications for the development of highly performing catalytic materials.
Dr. Putla Sudarsanam
Prof. Sheshanath V. Bhosale
Prof. Mohd Rafie Bin Johan
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Symmetry is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Symmetry of nanostructured catalysts
- Particle size and morphology
- Materials characterization
- Organic chemistry
- Biomass valorization
- CO2 utilization
- Environment pollution control
- Stability/kinetic/mechanistic aspects
- Rational design of nanostructured catalysts