Journal Browser

Journal Browser

Special Issue "Catalytic and Adsorption Applications of Nano-Featured Materials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 June 2022) | Viewed by 1597

Special Issue Editors

Aveiro Institute of Materials-CICECO, Department of Chemistry of the University of Aveiro (UAv), 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis (reduction, oxidation, acid and base reactions); catalytic liquid-phase processing of biomass-derived compounds (oxidation of monoterpenes, conversion of saccharides to furan derivatives and bioesters, isomerization of sugars); synthesis and characterization of heterogeneous catalysts
CICECO–Aveiro Institute of Materials, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: transport properties (mainly diffusion coefficients in liquids and supercritical fluids; phenomenological modeling; molecular dynamics simulations); separation processes (adsorption/simulated moving bed; ion exchange; membranes; supercritical fluid extraction); synthesis and characterization of microporous materials for catalysis and separation processes
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Many of us have, in some way, discovered the unique properties of nano-featured materials, i.e., materials consisting of nano-size particles or larger particles with nano-size pores, which exhibit unique physical and chemical properties (structure, morphology, texture, etc.). Nano-featured materials are relevant for the universe of adsorption/ion exchange and catalytic applications. In addition to these areas, the fabrication/modification of nano-structured surfaces finds strong potential in diverse fields, from electronic and energy to biomedical, where sensors, light harvesting, tissue engineering, imaging, and drug delivery systems are only a few examples. 

This Special Issue covers all aspects of “Catalytic and Adsorption Applications of Nano-Featured Materials”. We kindly invite you to share your experience and knowledge on these topics by submitting an original or review article or feature article to this Special Issue. We are grateful to you for reading and considering this possibility.

Dr. Anabela A. Valente
Prof. Dr. Carlos Manuel Silva
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • materials
  • nano-featured materials
  • nanoparticles
  • nanopores
  • adsorption and ion exchange
  • catalysis

Published Papers (1 paper)

Order results
Result details
Select all
Export citation of selected articles as:


Facile Synthesis of Diatomite/β-Cyclodextrin Composite and Application for the Adsorption of Diphenolic Acid from Wastewater
Materials 2022, 15(13), 4588; - 29 Jun 2022
Cited by 3 | Viewed by 1011
Diphenolic acid (DPA) is a kind of endocrine-disrupting compound, which brings serious health problems to humans and animals. An eco-friendly and cost-effective adsorbent was prepared through a simple method, in which the β-Cyclodextrin(β-CD) was crosslinked onto the surface of diatomite [...] Read more.
Diphenolic acid (DPA) is a kind of endocrine-disrupting compound, which brings serious health problems to humans and animals. An eco-friendly and cost-effective adsorbent was prepared through a simple method, in which the β-Cyclodextrin(β-CD) was crosslinked onto the surface of diatomite (DA), the as-prepared DA/β-CD composite showed higher adsorption efficiency for DPA than DA as the host–guest interaction between DPA and β-CD. DA is a kind of biosilica with a hierarchical pore structure that provides enough surface area for the DA/β-CD. The surface area and pore size of DA/β-CD were investigated by nitrogen adsorption and desorption. The DA/β-CD composite illustrated a good adsorption capability, and was used for removing DPA from wastewater. The adsorption ratio of DPA could achieve 38% with an adsorption amount of 9.6 mg g−1 under room temperature at pH = 6. The adsorption isotherm curves followed the Langmuir (R2 = 0.9867) and Freundlich (R2 = 0.9748) models. In addition, the regeneration rate of the DA/β-CD was nearly at 80.32% after three cycles of regeneration. These results indicated that the DA/β-CD has the potential for practical removal of the EDC contaminants from wastewater. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Catalytic and Adsorption Applications of Nano-Featured Materials)
Show Figures

Figure 1

Back to TopTop