Special Issue "Advances in Mesoporous Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2013)
Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque Alvarez de Sotomayor
Departamento de Química Orgánica, Universidad de Córdoba, Campus de Rabanales, Edificio Marie Curie (C-3), Ctra Nnal IV, Km 396, E-14014, Córdoba, Spain
Interests: green chemistry; biomass valorization; heterogeneous catalysis; nanomaterial design
Mesoporous materials featuring high surface areas, narrow pore size distribution and tuneable pores diameters have attracted a great deal of attention since their discovery in the 1980s due to their promising properties and applications in various areas including adsorption, separation, sensing and catalysis. Innovation through specific and rational design has led to the development of a wide range of these materials with varying morphologies (e.g. hexagonal, cubic, rod-like), structures (e.g. silicates, carbons, metal oxides) and functionalities that currently makes this field one of the most developed in materials science. However, many advances in the field are recently diversifying this exciting area of work to promising applications in drug delivery, tumoral therapy, biomedicine, etc.
This special issue is aimed to provide a range of selected contributions on advances in the design and preparation of different mesoporous materials with their applications in different areas (e.g. catalysis, separation, sensing, adsorption, drug delivery, etc).
Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque
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- mesoporous materials
- metal oxides
- drug delivery