Recent Advances in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Catalysis

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical and Molecular Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2024 | Viewed by 297

Special Issue Editors

Department of Chemistry, University of Turin, Via P. Giuria 7, 10125 Turin, Italy
Interests: green chemistry; sustainable catalysis; organocatalysis; green metrics; renewable feedstocks; tannins; polymethine dyes
Prof. Dr. Stefano Dughera
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italy
Interests: organic synthesis; total synthesis; asymmetric catalysis; green chemistry; diazonium salts and their reactivity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The need for sustainable protocols, from both industrial and academic perspectives, has become increasingly urgent. Far from its initial interpretation as the exploitation of renewable feedstocks before the establishment of the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry by Paul T. Anastas and John C. Warner in 1998, green chemistry now refers to the redesigning of chemical reactions, the development of sustainable industrial processes (synthesis, extraction, purification, etc.), the optimization of process parameters in terms of green metrics, biomass valorization, and light harvesting for triggering chemical reactions, among other factors.

In this context, the development of new and more sustainable catalytic systems is especially worth noting, particularly after the assignment of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry to Benjamin List and David W. C. MacMillan for “the development of asymmetric organocatalysis” in 2021. Indeed, important proofs of concept have been established based on the potential of recyclable and fully biodegradable molecules as catalysts, which are expected to pave the way to improving sustainability.

This Special Issue, entitled “Recent Advances in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Catalysis”, aims to present the latest research on this topic to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in this field. We welcome both experimental and theoretical papers, as well as literature reviews and perspectives.

Best regards,

Dr. Achille Antenucci
Prof. Dr. Stefano Dughera
Guest Editors

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  • green chemistry
  • sustainability
  • sustainable catalysis
  • organocatalysis
  • photocatalysis
  • biomass valorization
  • renewable feedstocks
  • green metrics

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