Special Issue "Recent Advances in Reticular Chemistry"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (18 March 2022) | Viewed by 261
Interests: organic synthesis; organic chemistry; metal–organic frameworks; porous organic polymers
Reticular chemistry, the chemistry of linking molecular building blocks (MBBs) through strong bonds into extended crystalline structures, has attracted a lot of attention in recent years, allowing for an unprecedented growth in the field of the design of novel functional materials, such as metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), covalent–organic frameworks (COFs), and zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs). The MBB approach has emerged as a prominent pathway towards the design and development of solid-state porous materials, as the desired properties and functionalities can be introduced in preselected MBBs at the design stage, or post-synthetically. Notably, owing to the modular nature of crystalline structures (e.g., structural diversity, tunable functionality, adjustable pore system), these novel materials are posed as ideal candidates to address persistent societal challenges in applications related to energy and sustainability, including gas storage and separation, catalysis, drug delivery, and sensing. Efforts are ongoing towards the discovery of novel MBBs, allowing to expand the toolbox for rational design and construction of novel materials. Concurrently, new strategies for the development of made-to-order materials with programmed properties are being evaluated.
This Special Issue aims to compile some of the recent advances in the design, construction, and application of novel materials demonstrated by means of reticular chemistry.
Dr. Lukasz J. Weselinski
Prof. Mohamed Eddaoudi
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- Metal–organic frameworks
- Covalent–organic frameworks
- Zeolitic imidazolate frameworks
- Molecular building blocks
- Reticular chemistry
- Synthesis and design
- Post-synthetic modification
- Energy and sustainability
- New applications
- Made-to-order materials