Special Issue "Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas: Synthesis, Properties and Applications"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Raed Abu-Reziq
Guest Editor
Institute of Chemistry and Casali Center of Applied Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel
Interests: nanochemistry; sol-gel chemistry; organometallic chemistry; catalysis; green chemistry; micro- and nanoencapsulation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hybrid organic–inorganic nanostructured materials have emerged as a promising class of materials in a wide range of applications owing to their unique properties resulting from incorporating organic groups into inorganic frameworks. Among such materials, periodic mesoporous organosilicas (PMOs) with well-defined pore structures and high organic content have attracted increasing attention since their discovery in 1999. These new hybrid materials are usually synthesized via the sol–gel process using a soft template and one or more hydrolyzable bridged-silane monomers. Their structures, morphologies, pore size, surface area, and chemical and physical properties can be tuned through a variety of synthetic parameters and conditions, such as structure of the organosilane monomers, pH, type of template agents, temperature, reaction times, and organic additives. PMO materials have shown a significant potential of applicability in various fields such as catalysis, drug delivery, chromatography, gas separation, adsorption, electronics, sensing, and light harvesting. 

This Special Issue of Applied Sciences will present recent developments in research on PMO materials and their applications.

Prof. Dr. Raed Abu-Reziq
Guest Editor

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  • Periodic mesoporous organosilicas
  • Hybrid materials
  • Synthetic routes
  • PMO nanoparticles
  • Catalysis
  • Drug delivery
  • Electronic and optical applications
  • Adsorption and separation
  • Light harvesting
  • Biological applications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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