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Special Issue "Mesoporous Silica Catalysts"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Antonia Infantes-Molina

Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Cristalografía y Mineralogía, Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, Spain
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Guest Editor
Dr. Elisa Moretti

Dipartimento di Scienze Molecolari e Nanosistemi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Via Torino 155/B, 30172 Mestre Venezia, Italy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mesoporous silicas presenting regular geometries and tailored textural and structural properties have received a great deal of attention, owing to their great potential in practical applications in many fields of interest. In the last few years, special attention has been devoted to mesoporous silica with new compositions after metal incorporation to provide or enhance acid, basic or redox properties; surface functionalization; controlled morphologies; increased hydrothermal and thermal stabilities, as well as novel synthetic approaches to tune pore openings or other structural features to improve their application as adsorbents and catalyst supports, among many others. In the field of catalysis, due to the presence of well-ordered structures, large surface areas, high pore volumes and tunable pore sizes, this class of silica has been widely used both as catalysts or catalytic supports in a great variety of processes.

This Special Issue focuses on recent advances in mesoporous silica based materials with applications in catalysis implying new synthetic approaches, one-pot or post-synthetic functionalization, surface characterization, structure–activity correlation, tailored mesoporous silica nanoparticles with a specific catalytic application of great environmental or industrial interest.

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit contributions that may take into account any of the previously-described aspects.

Dr. Antonia  Infantes-Molina
Dr. Elisa  Moretti
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Mesoporous Silica
  • Functionalized silica
  • Catalysis
  • sol-gel
  • Surface characterization
  • Metal incorporation
  • Post-synthetic incorporation

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