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Promising Catalytic Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 216

Special Issue Editors

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Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados, S. C. (CIMAV) Miguel de Cervantes 120 Complejo Ind. Chihuahua, Chihuahua 31136, CH, Mexico
Interests: CO2 reduction; H2 generation; emerging pollutants; degradation; generation of value-added compounds; air pollutants removal (NOx, SOx, VOCs); soil remediation; antimicrobial applications; elucidation of new catalytic mechanisms; electrocatalysis

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Departamento de Ecomateriales y Energía, Facultad de Ingeniería Civil, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Cd. Universitaria, San Nicolás de los Garza C.P. 66455, NL, Mexico
Interests: CO2 photoreduction; self-cleaning; alternative photocatalytic cementitious materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate change has forced the scientific community to explore new alternative methods of mitigating environmental problems. One method of solving these issues is heterogeneous photocatalysis. This technology has been met with success in terms of reducing CO2 molecule into solar fuels, splitting water molecules to generate H2 and O2, removing air pollutants, etc. However, the design and development of new catalytic materials is an important issue that must be solved.

We are pleased to invite you to submit your research related to the promising new catalytic materials for energy and environmental applications. This Special Issue will serve as an advanced forum to discuss and interface different approaches for the synthesis and development of new catalytic materials.

This Special Issue will provide a guide of frontier knowledge generated to enable the scientific community to develop new ideas and concepts to facilitate the design of catalytic materials with better efficiencies to generate clean and renewable energy and to provide strategies to remove different pollutants from the natural sources, e.g., air, water, and soil.

In this Special Issue, both original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but not limited to) the following: synthesis of new catalytic materials, optimization of photocatalytic reactors, CO2 reduction, H2 production, O2 evolution, degradation of organic molecules, e.g., dyes, antibiotics, plastics, etc.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Leticia M. Torres-Martínez
Dr. Edith Luévano-Hipólito
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2700 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.


  • CO2 reduction
  • H2 generation
  • emerging pollutants degradation
  • generation of value-added compounds
  • air pollutants removal (NOx, SOx, VOCs)
  • soil remediation
  • antimicrobial applications
  • elucidation of new catalytic mechanisms
  • electrocatalysis

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