Special Issue "Metal Fluorides"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2018)
Prof. Dr. Erhard Kemnitz
Full University Professor, Chemistry Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Brook-Taylor-Str. 2, D-12489 Berlin, Germany
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Interests: mechanistic aspects of heterogeneously catalysed fluorination reactions, non-aqueous fluorolytic sol–gel synthesis of nanoscopic metal fluorides; nano metal fluorides as solid Lewis acids; nano metal hydroxide fluorides as biacidic Brønsted/Lewis acids and bases; metal fluoride sols for antireflective coating; inorganic–organic hybrid materials based on nano metal fluorides
Metal fluorides are of interest for many different applications in metallurgy, such as optical materials (e.g., solid-state lasers, luminophores, scintillators or antireflective coatings), uranium isotope separation, sensing (e.g., fluoride sensitive electrodes), and catalysis (e.g., heterogeneously catalysed fluorination reactions). An outstanding bust of interest over recent years arose from energy storage applications.
For many applications, nano metal fluorides have gained an enormous level of attraction over the past 20 years because properties of nanoscopic compounds usually differ drastically from those of classically-prepared analogues. The high potential of nanomaterials for industrial applications is the major driving force for scientists to search for new synthesis routes toward these materials. Consequently, a variety of new synthesis techniques has been developed over the past decades, which open the door to the fascinating world of new materials.
Inspired by the great potential of applications that these materials have gained, it is the intention of this Special Issue to provide an overview on several aspects of metal fluoride chemistry. This Special Issue “Metal Fluorides” in Inorganics will take stock of the efforts and results of the many groups that have made evident progress in the field of metal fluorides.
Prof. Dr. Erhard Kemnitz
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- Metal fluorides
- Metal fluoride applications