Special Issue "When CO2 Meets Photocatalysis: The Future of Sustainable Energy"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 47

Special Issue Editors

College of Science, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Beijing 102249, China
Interests: CO2 reduction; photocatalysis; heterogeneous catalysis; porous materials; green chemistry
Dr. Shien Guo
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Guest Editor
Institute of Advanced Materials, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangxi Normal University, 99 Ziyang Avenue, Nanchang 330022, China
Interests: photocatalysis; semiconductor nanomaterial; CO2 conversion; environmental remediation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The massive amounts of CO2 emissions caused by the combustion of fossil fuels pose a series of social and environmental problems. The light-driven CO2 reduction into energy-rich chemicals, such as CO, HCOOH, CH3OH, and CH4, has attracted great amounts of attention considering its benefits as regards the utilization of CO2 as a renewable and a green C1 building block, and the conversion of solar energy. This Special Issue plans to provide an overview of the most recent advances in the field of photocatalysts and their applications in CO2 reduction areas. This Special Issue aims to publish selected contributions on advances in the synthesis, characterization, and applications of photocatalysts with regard to CO2 reduction.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Heterogeneous photocatalysts;
  • Composite photocatalysts;
  • Mechanisms of photocatalysts;
  • Photocatalytic CO2 reduction involving C–C coupling;
  • Challenges of photocatalytic CO2 reduction;
  • Future perspectives for photocatalytic CO2.

Dr. Xiaoxiao Yu
Dr. Shien Guo
Guest Editors

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  • CO2 reduction
  • photocatalysis
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • composite catalysts
  • green chemistry

Published Papers

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