Special Issue "Symmetry in Heterogeneous Catalysis: Topics and Advances"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemistry: Symmetry/Asymmetry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 53

Special Issue Editors

Department of Chemistry, Technical Univerisity of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: photocatalysis; surface functionalization; photo-electrocatalysis
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Laboratory of Science and Technology of Nanoparticles, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Sofia, J. Bourchier 1, 1164 Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: heterogeneous photocatalysis; pharmaceutical drug; organic dyes; semiconductor nanomatirials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Symmetry, though sometimes unnoticed, plays a pivotal role in the field of heterogeneous catalysis. Whether through the interplay between the geometry of active catalytic sites and that of molecular intermediates, which determine the selectivity of a given catalyst, or the effects of crystallographic orientation in nanoparticles on their affinity towards specific adsorbates and, by extension, reaction products, the implications of symmetry in catalysis are pronounced. Acknowledging the significance of symmetry, we proudly introduce Volume II of this Special Issue of Symmetry devoted to the theme of “Heterogeneous Catalysis: Topics and Advances”.

We welcome submissions covering any of the diverse aspects of heterogeneous catalysis, spanning both fundamental or applied research. Special attention will be paid to research focused on the implications of symmetry in catalysis, such as (but not strictly limited to): the effects of crystallographic structure, shape and orientation on catalytic activity; the effects of substrate symmetry in catalysis; symmetric/asymmetric activity and reaction pathways in catalysts; the effects of support morphology and structure on catalytic activity; the implications of symmetry in catalytic sensors and sensing devices; the effects of 2D and 3D symmetry on novel catalytic materials; and other pertinent topics.

Dr. Bozhidar Stefanov
Dr. Nina Kaneva
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. Symmetry is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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