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Nanomaterials 2018, 8(11), 916; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano8110916

Recent Trends in Covalent and Metal Organic Frameworks for Biomedical Applications

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Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine, Lebanese American University, P.O. Box 36, Byblos, Lebanon
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School of Arts and Sciences, Lebanese American University LAU, P.O. Box 36, Byblos, Lebanon
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Received: 7 October 2018 / Revised: 2 November 2018 / Accepted: 4 November 2018 / Published: 7 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanomaterials in Covalent Organic Frameworks)
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Abstract

Materials science has seen a great deal of advancement and development. The discovery of new types of materials sparked the study of their properties followed by applications ranging from separation, catalysis, optoelectronics, sensing, drug delivery and biomedicine, and many other uses in different fields of science. Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are a relatively new type of materials with high surface areas and permanent porosity that show great promise for such applications. The current study aims at presenting the recent work achieved in COFs and MOFs for biomedical applications, and to examine some challenges and future directions which the field may take. The paper herein surveys their synthesis, and their use as Drug Delivery Systems (DDS), in non-drug delivery therapeutics and for biosensing and diagnostics. View Full-Text
Keywords: covalent organic frameworks (COFs); metal organic frameworks (MOFs); nanomaterials; biomedicine; drug delivery systems covalent organic frameworks (COFs); metal organic frameworks (MOFs); nanomaterials; biomedicine; drug delivery systems
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