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Heterogeneous Catalysis for Sustainability and Carbon-Neutrality

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Cross-Field Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 107

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Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V., Albert-Einstein-Straße 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; energy engineering; environmental catalysis; catalytic materials; catalyst characterization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Motivated by today’s vision of sustainable development and the current urgent need for carbon-neutrality, researchers from both academia and industry are devoted to developing greener approaches in the fields of energy conversion, chemical production, environmental protection, etc. Catalysis, especially heterogeneous catalysis, which dominates in practical applications, offers an ideal solution as it can help to minimize the consumption of energy and the generation of waste. Hence, it is not surprising that catalysis is included as one of the twelve principles of green chemistry. Aiming at sustainable development, the ongoing substitution of feedstocks from fossil sources to renewables in recent years provides many opportunities for chemical transformations, yet urgently requires the development of more active, selective, and stable catalysts as well as new catalytic systems.

In this Special Issue, we aim to publish cutting-edge papers on the application of heterogeneous catalysis in sustainable development and carbon-neutral processes. Besides thermal catalysis, research on photocatalysis and electrocatalysis is also highly welcome. We encourage original articles, reviews, short communications, and other types of research papers within the scope of this topic. We believe that your contributions will be of great interest to a broad community of scientists and engineers working in related fields, and they will help in increasing the impact of Molecules.

Dr. Ruiyang Qu
Guest Editor

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  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • photocatalysis
  • electrocatalysis
  • catalytic materials
  • renewable energy
  • sustainable development
  • carbon-neutrality

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