Special Issue "Metal Organic Framework Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017)
Prof. Dr. Claudio Pettinari
Inorganic Chemistry Unit, School of Pharmacy-ICCOM-CNR Camerino, University of Camerino, via S. Agostino 1, 62032 Camerino, Italy
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Interests: homogeneous catalysis; metal-organic frameworks, small molecules activation, antitumor compounds, bioinorganic Models; chemistry of materials; organotin compounds, luminescent compounds
MOFs (Metal-Organic Frameworks) and PCPs (porous coordination polymers) are a class of crystalline microporous hybrid solids built of inorganic units (isolated cations, clusters, chains, or layers) connected through polytopic linkers (e.g. polycarboxylate), defining pores of various shapes and sizes. The potential applications of these hybrid solids lie in the area of gas storage and separation, water, air and fuel purification, catalysis, drug release, supercapacitors, and electrochemistry. Compared to their purely inorganic counterparts (zeolites), the great variety offered by the organic chemistry allows the systematic modification of their chemical composition, of their pores surface and, thus, finally, of their properties (very large surface area, sorption selectivity).
The focus of this Special Issue is on a description of recent potential and emerging applications of MOFs and PCPs, and also on recent advances of their uses as catalysts, biorelevant and sensing species, and in toxic gas removal. Articles describing relationships between molecular parameters and structures, preferred adsorption sites, and properties elucidated by using modern theoretical methods are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Claudio Pettinari
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- luminescent materials
- biological applications