Chemistry: fundamental knowledge

Chemistry: fundamental knowledge

Chemistry is, without any doubt, one of the main experimental sciences. Despite having been one of the last classical disciplines to base its principles on the paradigm of modern science, its influence has been decisive in the configuration of current Western societies. Its imprint has been particularly notable during the 20th century, when its advances contributed enormously to the processes of social transformation. These include the synthesis of fertilisers that underpinned the intensification of the agricultural system, the production of new and highly versatile materials such as plastics, the identification of radioactive elements, the development of new clinical analysis techniques, and antibiotic treatments. Unfortunately, there is also research with far more destructive applications, such as the synthesis of chemical warfare agents.

Today, the growing energy crisis, climate change, the loss of biodiversity, and the risk of new difficult-to-contain epidemics are making the future increasingly uncertain. In this new context, chemistry once again plays an fundamental role as part of the production and application of new knowledge. Some of the areas that deserve greater attention are the development of an energy sustainable agri-food production system, the reuse of waste from production processes, the control of the proliferation of diseases in disadvantaged social environments, the production and storage of renewable energy sources, the application of new biomedical strategies for the diagnosis of diseases, or the development of an efficient strategy for tackling climate change.

Based on these questions, this monograph is open to articles related to these and other perspectives.


Deadline for submission: extended until 25 September 2023.

Publication due date: volume 2, 2024.

Submission languages: Catalan, Spanish, or English.

Length: 16,000 – 20,000 characters (including spaces and bibliographical references). For more information, check the Author guidelines.

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