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Special Issue "New Functional Polyoxometalates: from Fundamental Aspects to Application"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Professor Tadaharu UEDA

Department of Marine Resource Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Marine Science, Kochi University, 200 Monobe-otsu, Nankoku 783-8502 Japan
Interests: synthesis and characterization of novel polyoxometalates; electrochemistry and analytical application of polyoxometalates; analysis for the formation mechanism of polyoxometalates

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A huge number of polyoxometalates (POMs) have been prepared and characterized for ca. 200 years. POMs exhibit fascinating chemical properties and many of POMs have complicated structure to form beautiful molecule architecture. Therefore, POMs have been applied to versatile fields, such as catalysts, analytical chemistry and biochemistry and material chemistry. Although POMs are one family of inorganic clusters, organic molecule moiety attached POMs, ionic liquid-type POMs and other types inorganic-organic hybrid POMs have been prepared to exhibit unique chemical properties recently. The POMs chemistry is still promising research area and keeps spreading to wide range of scientific disciplines. This Special Issue focuses on the most recent advances in polyoxometalate-based material chemistry covering synthetic methods and application (perspectives) in catalysis, battery, fuel cell, magnetism, bio-medicine, sensor and other interesting areas. In addition, the detailed mechanistic and theoretical studies for chemical properties of POMs are included in this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Tadaharu UEDA
Guest Editor

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.

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  • Polyoxometalates
  • synthesis
  • characterization
  • hybrid material
  • catalysis
  • magnetism
  • electrochemistry

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This special issue is now open for submission.
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