Special Issue "Nanomaterials in Covalent Organic Frameworks"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 December 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Ali M. Yassin

Technische Universität Berlin, Department of Chemistry, Hardenbergstr. 40, 10623 Berlin, Germany
University of Sciences & Arts in Lebanon -USAL Airport Road, Beirut, Lebanon
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Phone: +961 (0)3 63 83 01
Interests: Organic Materials, material characterization; materials; nanomaterials; conjugated systems, polymers; nanoparticle synthesis; optoelectronics; composites; polymerization; fluorescence; electrochemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A decade ago, the beautiful world of covalent bonding was extended from conventional atomically-precise molecules to organic frameworks with well-defined morphologies. The seminal work of Yaghi and coworkers introduced a new concept beyond the molecule, by making covalently-linked two and three dimensional organic nanostructures characterized by inevitable features of crystallinity, porosity, and being entirely composed of light elements.

The so-called covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are meant to include all the attractive physical and chemical properties of organic materials, while commencing an energetic and productive work in both dynamic covalent- and reticular chemistries.

The scope of our Special Issue covers all areas where research is being conducted on the nanoscale level for the field of covalent organic frameworks. Examples include, but are not limited to: Using COFs as nanomaterials for different applications (gas storage, catalysis, membranes, electronic devices, etc.), engineering the size of the nanopore system, encapsulation of nanoparticles or nanostructured systems within the framework, introducing creative synthetic approaches for structural and topological control (weaving, H-bonding, charged backbones, etc.). We look forward to receive your valuable contributions to this exciting Special Issue, so that all colleagues could gain and share in all ideas and accomplishments in this field.

Dr. Ali M. Yassin
Guest Editor

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  • Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs)
  • Organic functional nanoporous materials
  • Modified Covalent Organic Frameworks
  • COFs for energy applications
  • Gas storage and catalysis
  • Reticular and Dynamic covalent chemistry
  • New concepts of synthesis for crystalline 2D and 3D COFs
  • Integrating nanoparticles and nanostructured materials into COF films

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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