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Molecular Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of Photocatalytic Materials

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 227

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, ul. Gronostajowa 2, 30-387 Kraków, Poland
Interests: photocatalysis; electrocatalysis; material design; energy storage systems

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Guest Editor
Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, ul. Gronostajowa 2, 30-387 Kraków, Poland
Interests: visible light photocatalysis; photoinactivation of bacteria; surface modified materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sustainable development urges us to focus on the design and engineering of materials that are active under solar light illumination. Photocatalytic activity is highly dependent on the intrinsic electronic and structural properties of photocatalysts, such as the shape, surface area, size of the particles, and exposed facets. The electronic properties can be modified by the interaction of an organic molecule/dye with the photocatalyst. At the same time, the structural properties can be tuned by synthesis methods, for instance using organic molecules and polymers to create a porous structure. These properties have an immense influence on the efficiency, mechanism, and spectral range of photocatalytic activity.

In this Special Issue, we aim to explore the impact of the electronic and structural properties of photocatalysts on the efficiency of these materials in solar-driven processes. The issue focuses on research at the molecular and mechanistic levels. Papers dealing with energy conversion and air/water decontamination are welcome. We invite researchers working in applied and basic sciences to submit their original works, short communications, and review articles to contribute to this Special Issue.

Dr. Taymaz Tabari
Dr. Przemysław Labuz
Guest Editors

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  • photocatalysis
  • surface modification
  • organic dye
  • visible light active material
  • electronic properties
  • morphology
  • mechanism
  • semiconductor

Published Papers

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