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Special Issue "Recent Advances of Mesoporous Materials and Their Biomedical Applications"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Ramón Moreno Tost
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Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Universidad de Malaga, Malaga, Spain
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; mesoporous solids synthesis; acid – base catalysis; biomass valorization by means of catalytic processes
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Dr. Juan Antonio Cecilia
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Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Cristalografía y Mineralogía, Campus de Teatinos, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Málaga, 29071 Málaga, Spain
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; mesoporous solids synthesis; acid – base catalysis; biomass valorization by means of catalytic processes
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the development of the M41S mesoporous silica family, a wide spectrum of possibilities has been opened for the synthesis of a myriad of mesoporous solids. These solids have found uses in many different fields of science, from catalysis or adsorption to biomedical applications. This fact is related to their properties, i.e., a high surface area, uniform pore size, large pore volume and ease of functionalizing its surface. One of most significant breakthroughs is related to carrying a determined drug to the target and releasing it on demand upon stimuli. The controlled and sustained release of drug molecules from the ordered mesoporous structure can reduce the total dose, which can cause side effects caused by overdosing of the drug and increase the efficiency of the drug action by increasing the local drug concentration.

The goal of this Special Issue is to provide the most recent advances on the synthesis, design, functionalization and uses of mesoporous solids in the different areas related to biomedical applications. Between these applications, this issue will highlight their uses as delivery vehicles for virtually any active molecule of choice, including small-molecular drugs, peptides, proteins, nucleic acids, as well as imaging agents and sensing molecules.

Dr. Ramón Moreno Tost
Dr. Juan Antonio Cecilia
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Mesoporous silica nanoparticles
  • Surface functionalization
  • Adsorption
  • Drug delivery
  • Biosafety
  • Selective targeting
  • Stimuli-responsive controlled release
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanocomposites
  • Core-shell particles

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