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Chemistry Africa

Chemistry Africa

A Journal of the Tunisian Chemical Society

Executive Editor-in-Chief: M. M. CHEHIMI
Associate Executive Editor-in-Chief Adel MEGRICHE

ISSN: 2522-5758 (print version)
ISSN: 2522-5766 (electronic version)

Journal no. 42250

Mohamed M. CHEHIMI, ICMPE, CNRS, Université Paris-Est, Marne-la-Vallee, France

Adel MEGRICHE, FST-University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia

Mohamed Lotfi EFRIT, FST-University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia

Vimal K. JAIN, UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai, India

Henrich FRIELINGHAUS, JCNS at Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum, Julich, Germany

Armand SOLDERA, Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, Canada


Virginie R.-VIDAL (Design & Synthesis of Organic Architectures)
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris / Chimie-ParisTech, Paris, France

Farhat REZGUI (Design & Synthesis of Organic Architectures)
FST-University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia

Leopold JIROVETZ (Medicinal & Natural Products)
University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Hichem BEN JANNET (Medicinal & Natural Products)
FSM-University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia

Christian BRUNEAU (Organometallic & Coordination Chemistry)
University of Rennes1, Rennes, France

Ridha BEN SALEM (Organometallic & Coordination Chemistry)
FSS-University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia

Abderrahmane SANHOURY (Organometallic & Coordination Chemistry)
USTM-Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Nouakchott, Mauritania

Guozhen LIU (Bioconjugate & Bioanalytical Chemistry)
The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Lei YE (Bioconjugate & Bioanalytical Chemistry)
Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Li CAI (carbohydrate chemistry & chemical glycobiology)
University of South Carolina, Lancaster, USA


Vamsi Krishna BALLA (Ceramics & Glasses)
Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute India, Kolkata, India

Latifa BERGAOUI (Catalysis)
INSAT-National Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Tunisia

Nassira BOUDJADA (Crystallography)
NEEL Institute, Grenoble, France

Juraj BUJDAK (Ceramics & Glasses)
Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Samir FARHAT (Thermodynamics, Energetics & Process Engineering)
Université Paris 13, Villetaneuse, France

Jordi FARJAS (Thermodynamics, Energetics & Process Engineering)
University of Girona, Girona, Spain

Ismail KHATTECH (Thermodynamics, Energetics & Process Engineering)
FST-University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia

Mohamed KHITOUNI (Metals & Metal Alloys)
FSS-University of Sfax, Tunisia

Houcine NAILI (Crystallography)
FSS-University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia

Alexey PESTRYAKOV (Catalysis)
Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia

Juan Jose SUNOL (Metals & Metal Alloys)
University of Girona, Spain

Ezzeddine SRASRA (Ceramics & Glasses)
CNRSM-Technopark of Borj Cedria, University of Carthage, Tunisia

Francis VERPOORT (Organometallic Chemistry & Catalysis)
Khalifa University ,  Abu Dhabi

Xiang WANG (Catalysis)
Nanchang University, Nanchang College of Chemistry, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China


Digambara PATRA (Spectroscopy, Diffraction & Scattering Techniques)
American University of Beirut, Department of Chemistry, Beirut, Lebanon

Marco GEPPI (Spectroscopy, Diffraction & Scattering Techniques)
Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Babak MINOFAR (Computational Chemistry & Modelling)
University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic

Sabrina PRICL (Computational Chemistry & Modelling)
University of Trieste, Italy

Ali EFTEKHARI (Electrochemical Processes & Electroanalysis)
Belfast Academy, UK

Fetah PODVORICA (Electrochemical Processes & Electroanalysis)
Europe University of Prishtina, Prishtina, Kosovo

Noureddine RAOUAFI (Electrochemical Processes & Electroanalysis)
FST-University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia

Eric D. VAN HULLEBUSCH (Water Sciences & Environment)
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris & Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France

Mehmet A. OTURAN (Water Sciences & Environment)
University Paris-Est, Marne-la-Vallee, France

Mohamed KSIBI (Water Sciences & Environment)
ISBS-University of Sfax, Tunisia

Sergei V. PREIS (Water Sciences & Environment)
South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

Aziz AMINE (Electrochemistry and Biosensors)
Hassan II University of Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco


Med Naceur BELGACEM (Polymers, Colloids & Composites)
University of Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP-Pagora and Agefpi, France

Mehmet A. TASDELEN (Polymers, Colloids & Composites)
Yalova Universitesi, Department of Polymer Engineering, Yalova, Turkey

Sorina A. GAREA (Polymers, Colloids & Composites)
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Hafedh KOCHKAR (Nanomaterials & Nanostructures)
FST-University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia

Nadine MILLOT (Nanomaterials & Nanostructures)
University of Burgundy, Dijon, France

Zhien ZHANG (Nanomaterials & Nanostructures)
The Ohio State University, US

Emilio BUCIO (Surface Modification)
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

Ajay SINGH (Surface Modification)
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, India

Amane JADA (Surface Modification)
Institut de Sciences des Matériaux de Mulhouse, Mulhouse, France


Moheddine ABDELLAOUI, INRAP, Sidi Thabet, Tunisia
Saad ALAMI YOUNSSI, University Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco
Abdulrahman A. ALWARTHAN, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Susanta BANARJEE, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Salim BARKALLAH, Cambridge Isotope Laboratories, Andover, USA
Haider BEHBEHANI, Kuwait University, Kuwait, Kuwait
Hatem BEN ROMDHANE, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia
Lotfi BESSAIS, Institut de Chimie et des Matériaux Paris-Est,  Paris, France
Sami BOUFI, University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
Christopher M. A. BRETT, Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Bechir CHAOUACHI, University of Gabes, Gabes, Tunisia
Samia CHERIF, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia
Eric DROCKENMULLER, Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France
Ahmed GALAL, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
Diariatou GNINGUE-SALL, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
Daniel GRANDE, Institut de Chimie et des Matériaux Paris-Est,  Paris, France
Jean-Marc GRENECHE, Institut des Molécules et Matériaux du Mans, Le Mans, France
Philippe C. GROS, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
Bechir HAMROUNI, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia
Samir JEGHAM, SANOFI, Paris, France
Motaza Med KHATER, Egyptian Society of Analytical Chemistry, Cairo, Egypt
Cyrille KOUKLOVSKY, Université Paris-Sud, Paris, France
Jean-Claude LEPRETRE, Université de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Hatem MAJDOUB, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
Lotfi MONSER, University of Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Adel NEFZI, Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, Port St. Lucie, USA
Maria OMASTOVA, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
Damien PRIM, Institut Lavoisier de Versailles, Versailles, France
Ana Maria Botelho do REGO, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Mehrez ROMDHANE, University of Gabes, Gabes, Tunisia
Faouzi SEDIRI, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia

Halim Hammi, Technologic Park of Borj Cedria, Soliman, Tunisia

Imed Laajimi, Tunisian Chemical Society, Tunis, Tunisia

Nabil Khelifi, MENA Program, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Chemistry Africa is a new international peer reviewed journal published by Springer on behalf of the Tunisian Chemical Society (TCS). The journal is seeking innovative research articles, reviews, and communications in all fields of Chemistry.

    Upon submission, authors are invited to provide novelty statements. Solicited manuscripts of interdisciplinary nature are highly encouraged. Submitted manuscripts will be scrutinized by the Executive Editor-in-Chief, Editors-in-Chief and Associate Editors before being submitted for peer reviewing.

    There are four main topics covered by the journal encompassing several subtopics as follows:

    Topic 1.1. Design & Synthesis of Organic Architectures
    Topic 1.2. Medicinal & Natural Products
    Topic 1.3. Organometallic & Coordination Chemistry
    Topic 1.4. Bioconjugate& Bioanalytical Chemistry
    Topic 2.1.  Metals & Metal Alloys
    Topic 2.2. Ceramics & Glasses
    Topic 2.3.Crystallography
    Topic 2.4. Thermodynamics, Energetics & Process Engineering
    Topic 2.5. Catalysis
    Topic 3.1. Spectroscopy, Diffraction & Scattering Techniques
    Topic 3.2.  Computational Chemistry & Modelling
    Topic 3.3. Electrochemical Processes & Electroanalysis
    Topic 3.4. Water Sciences & Environment
    Topic 4.1. Polymers, Colloids & Composites
    Topic 4.2. Nanomaterials & Nanostructures
    Topic 4.3. Surface Modification

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