Special Issue "Polyoxometalate Chemistry for Smart Materials"

A special issue of Inorganics (ISSN 2304-6740). This special issue belongs to the section "Coordination Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 175

Special Issue Editors

Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry SB RAS, Lavrentiev St. 3, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
Interests: noble metals chalcogenide clusters; polyoxometalates; inorganic materials; crystallography
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Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ural Federal University, 620002 Yekaterinburg, Russia
Interests: polyoxometalates; nanocluster; supramolecular structure; photophysics; click-reactions; self-assembling; hybrid materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The chemistry of polyoxometalates has a rich and challenging history, starting from the chemistry of Keggin and Dawson-type structures to the chemistry of nanoscale-sized molecules. Polyoxometalates (POM) form a unique field of research at the edge of inorganic, coordination and supramolecular chemistry. The main feature of this class of compounds is structural versatility producing infinite possibilities for the synthesis and modification. This aspect provides huge opportunities to tune the structure in order to obtain challenging applications in catalysis, material science, biology or spintronics. Recent progress in polyoxometalate science focuses on the following directions:

(i) The preparation of fully inorganic or hybrid organic/inorganic polyoxometalate-based coordination polymers which are stable enough to access numerous catalytic applications;

(ii) Engineering of polyoxometalate-based smart materials for various applications covering solar cells, flow batteries, supercapacitors, etc.;

(iii) The state of the art in self-assembly reactions for nanoscaled inorganic or hybrid organic/inorganic molecules preparation;

(iv) Biochemical and biomedicine applications against SARS-CoV-2 and so on.

In this Special Issue, we wish to cover the most recent advances in polyoxometalate science by hosting a mix of original research articles and comprehensive review papers.

Dr. Pavel A. Abramov
Dr. Kirill Grzhegorzhevskii
Guest Editors

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  • polyoxometalate-based materials
  • polyoxometalates in biochemistry and medicine
  • self-assembly strategies for POM synthesis
  • polyoxometalate-based catalysis

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