Special Issue "Advances in Nanoporous Materials"


A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Porous Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque
Departamento de Quimica Organica, Universidad de Cordoba, Campus de Rabanales, Edificio C-3 (Marie Curie - Anexo), Carretera Nacional IV - A, Km. 396, 14014 – Cordoba, Spain
Website: http://www.uco.es/~q62alsor/
E-Mail: q62alsor@uco.es
Phone: +34 957 211 050
Interests: mesoporous materials; supported nanoparticles; Nanomaterials; green chemistry; biofuels; biomass and waste valorisation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of innovative materials for a more sustainable future society is of primarily importance to design advanced processes for various applications including catalysis, adsorption, water purification, biomedicine, energy production and related fields of relevance. In recent years, scientists have experienced a significant number of advances the area of nanomaterials, and particularly nanoporous materials. These porous entities have been designed and synthesized using a range of different methodologies rendering families of novel materials with multiple applications.
This special issue is devoted to showcase research devoted to the design and development of innovative routes for the preparation of nanoporous materials and their applications in various areas of interest.

Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque
Guest Editor


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  • nanoporous materials
  • functional materials
  • supported nanoparticles
  • photocatalysis
  • sol-gel chemistry
  • catalysis
  • adsorption

Published Papers (2 papers)

Materials 2014, 7(2), 1360-1369; doi:10.3390/ma7021360
Received: 20 January 2014; in revised form: 11 February 2014 / Accepted: 17 February 2014 / Published: 19 February 2014
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Materials 2013, 6(11), 5077-5093; doi:10.3390/ma6115077
Received: 16 September 2013; in revised form: 21 October 2013 / Accepted: 4 November 2013 / Published: 7 November 2013
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Last update: 22 July 2013

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