Modern Chemistry

Special Issue

Green Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials and Their Catalytic Applications

  • Submission Deadline: Oct. 30, 2020
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Yasser Mahmoud Ali Mohamed
About This Special Issue
Nanostructured materials have broad wide applications in versatile fields. Therefore the research around the world is being focused on the development of green and eco-friendly methodologies for the synthesis of nananoparticles, thereby enabling their application in catalysis area. Currently, nanocatalysts play very important role in enhancement the selectivity of the reactions by allowing reaction at a lower temperature, reducing or minimizing the formation of side products, higher recovery rate and lower energy consumption. This special issue is concerning on the topic “Green synthesis of nanostructured materials and their catalytic applications”, aiming to present a collection of articles that are related to green synthesis of nanoparticles by using plant extract, ultrasound, microwave, light radiation, etc., and their implementation in catalytic processes. The rational of design approaches of the nanocatalysts such as hybrid nanocomposites or supported nanomaterials to solid support materials (e.g. organic polymers or metal salts) with the aim of the improvement of photoenergy conversion efficiency can also be provided. All researchers working in the topics mentioned above mentioned are cordially invited to contribute original research papers or reviews to this special issue of Modern chemistry. Selected papers will be subject to a peer review process.

Aims and Scope:

  1. Green synthesis of nanoparticles using plant extracts, ultrasound, microwave or light radiation, etc.
  2. Immobilization of the nanoparticles onto polymeric materials or inorganic salts.
  3. Assembly of the nanostructured materials to organic moieties.
  4. Catalytic application of nanomaterials in organic reactions such as oxidation, reduction, functionalization of organic compounds, etc.
  5. Catalytic applications towards water splitting and hydrogen production.
  6. Photocatalytic degradation of environmental pollutants.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Yasser Mahmoud Ali Mohamed

    Photochemistry Department, Chemical Industries Research Division, National Research Center, Giza, Egypt

Guest Editors
  • Samer Bayda

    Faculty of Sciences, Jinan University, TRIPOLI, Lebanon

  • Vivekanand Jadhav

    Department of Chemistry, SHri Muktanand College, Gangapur, Tq.-Gangapur, Dist.-Aurangabad, Aurangabad, India

  • Tessema Derbe

    Department of Chemistry;Adigrat University, Ethiopia, Adigrat, Ethiopia

Published Articles
  • Surface Engineering Effect on Optimizing Hydrogenation Timing of Green Hydrogenated Chitosan-Mediated CuO (H-Cht-CuO) for Cashew-kernel-oil Hydrogenation

    Joshua Lelesi Konne , Hamilton Amachree Akens , Arinze Amauche Uwaezuoke , Achu Golden Chiamaka

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 3, September 2019
    Pages: 73-79
    Received: Aug. 22, 2019
    Accepted: Sep. 20, 2019
    Published: Sep. 29, 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/
    Abstract: The effect of polycrystallite surface engineering on the time required to fully hydrogenate green chitosan-mediated CuO to form hydrogenated chitosan-mediated CuO (H-Cht-CuO) as well as the catalytic properties of both CuO and H-Cht-CuO have been investigated. The prepared chitosan mediated CuO was obtained from the reaction of copper (II) sulphate... Show More