Special Issue "Advances in Photocatalysis and Electrocatalysis Applications"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Photocatalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 679

Special Issue Editors

College of Food Engineering, Anhui Science and Technology University, Fengyang 233100, China
Interests: photocatalysis; hydrogen evolution; degradation; carbon dioxide reduction; heterojunctions; atomic defects
College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu 241000, China
Interests: electrocatalysis; methanol oxidation; oxygen reduction; nitrogen fixation; atomic defects

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent decades, the world has seen tremendous growth and improvement in the quality of human life. However, this progress has come at a cost, with the increasing consumption of traditional fossil fuels, environmental pollution, and food contamination presenting challenges to further development. To tackle these issues, innovative solutions are required. It has been reported that photocatalysis and electrocatalysis offer effective solutions to energy and pollution problems. As such, there is a need for further research in these areas.

With this in mind, we are proud to announce our Special Issue on "Advances in Photocatalysis and Electrocatalysis Applications". Our focus is on the current state and future prospects of photocatalytic and electrocatalytic technologies. We invite submissions of both original research papers and review articles in the fields of novel heterojunction material design, new synthetic methods development, and the discovery of new photocatalytic and electrocatalytic mechanisms. The scope of this Special Issue encompasses a wide range of applications, including, but not limited to, hydrogen production, degradation, carbon dioxide reduction, sterilization, and photochemical and electrochemical methods to treat microorganisms, gene detection, cancer cells, etc.

Dr. Zhen Li
Prof. Dr. Zhenghua Wang
Guest Editors

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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Catalysts 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 2200 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.


  • photocatalysis
  • electrocatalysis
  • energy
  • contamination
  • photochemistry
  • electrochemistry
  • microorganism
  • crops

Published Papers (1 paper)

Order results
Result details
Select all
Export citation of selected articles as:


Transcriptomic Analysis of Differentially Expressed Genes in Arabidopsis thaliana Overexpressing BnMYB2 from Boehmeria nivea under Cadmium Stress
Catalysts 2023, 13(4), 662; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal13040662 - 28 Mar 2023
Viewed by 426
Boehmeria nivea (ramie) is an important fiber crop with strong tolerance to cadmium (Cd). In our previous study, a novel MYB transcription factor gene from ramie, BnMYB2, was found to positively regulate Cd tolerance and accumulation in the transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana lines. [...] Read more.
Boehmeria nivea (ramie) is an important fiber crop with strong tolerance to cadmium (Cd). In our previous study, a novel MYB transcription factor gene from ramie, BnMYB2, was found to positively regulate Cd tolerance and accumulation in the transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana lines. Herein, transcriptome sequencing was performed to identify the differentially expressed genes involved in cadmium response between the wild-type (WT) and BnMYB2 overexpressed lines; 1598 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were detected in the shoot. GO and KEGG analysis indicated that the majority of DEGs belonged to the categories of transcription factors, plant hormone signal transduction and nitrogen metabolism. The expression level of the Ib subgroup bHLH genes (AtbHLH38, AtbHLH39, AtbHLH100 and AtbHLH101) and nitrogen assimilation-related genes (AtNIA1, AtNIA2, AtNIR1 and AtASN2) were significantly higher than that of WT, accompanied with the positive changes in iron (Fe) and total nitrogen content in the shoot of BnMYB2 overexpression lines. Several DEGs belonging to the bZIP transcription factor family or SAUR family were also found up-regulated in the transgenic plants. These results provide important clues for elucidating how the molecular mechanisms of BnMYB2 regulate plant response to Cd stress. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Photocatalysis and Electrocatalysis Applications)
Show Figures

Figure 1

Back to TopTop