Special Issue "Coordination Chemistry for Devices and Functional Materials"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2018
Prof. Dr. Piersandro Pallavicini
Dr. Giacomo Dacarro
We are calling for your significant contributions for the Special Issue: “Coordination Chemistry for Molecular Devices and Functional Materials”. Thanks to the versatility of metal–ligand interactions and thanks to the rich and tunable thermodynamic, kinetic, optical and electrochemical properties of metal complexes, coordinative chemistry allows a powerful and always evolving approach to systems such as molecular devices and functional materials. These range from the single-molecule dimensions to bulk materials and include nanoparticles and functionalized surfaces, while their applications range from the biomedical to the clean energy area.
Accordingly, the Issue will cover the following topics: (i) coordination complexes for molecular, supramolecular and nano devices; (ii) sensing and tracking metal cations and molecules through coordinative interactions; (iii) metal complexes for biomedical applications; (iv) functional bulk materials based on coordinative interactions.
I hope this topic is of interest to you as we are taking the opportunity to look at recent developments as well as exploring the future scope in this field.
Prof. Dr. Piersandro Pallavicini
Prof. Dr. Giacomo Dacarro
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Molecular sensors;
- Molecular devices
- Coordinative materials
- Functional nanoparticles
- Metal complexes
- Luminescent complexes
- Metal complexes in medicine
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Prussian Blue Nanoparticles as a versatile photothermal tool
Abstract: Prussian blue (PB) is a coordination polymer studied since the early 18th century, hystorically known as a pigment. PB can be prepared in colloidal form with a straightforward synthesis. It has a strong charge-transfer absorption centered at 700nm, with a large tail in the Near-IR range. Irradiation of this band results in thermal relaxation and can be exploited to generate a local hyperthermia ny irradiating in the so-called bio-transparent Near-IR window. PB nanoparticles are fully biocompatible (PB has already been approved by FDA) and biodegradable, this making them ideal candidates for in vivo use. While papers based on the imaging, drug-delivery and absorbing properties of PB nanoparticles have appeared and have been reviewed in the past decades, a very recent interest is flourishing with the use of PB nanoparticles as photothermal agents in biomedical applications. This review summarizes the syntheses and the optical features of PB nanoparticles in relation to their photothermal use and describes the state of the art of PB nanoparticles as photothermal agents, also in combination with diagnostic techniques.