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Controlled Photoreactions and Photoprocesses Using Metal-Organic Frameworks and Covalent Organic Frameworks

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Photochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 240

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Chemistry of Oxidic and Organic Interfaces, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, Bldg. 330, R. 322, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
Interests: metal-organic framework thin films; photophysics; light harvesting; photoswitches; porous materials (MOF/COF/CMPs); adsorption and separation

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Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhilai, India
Interests: MOFs; photoreaction; [2+2] cycloaddition; multiphoton absorption; NLO properties; optical sensors
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Among the many emergent physical properties of framework materials, especially metal-organic and covalent organic frameworks (MOFs and COFs), photo interaction with these materials is an important research area due to its potential applications in photo-chemistry, as well as its photo-physical-based applications. This is because the intrinsic structural order, predictable and tailored building units and topology of these framework materials render a straightforward structure–property correlation, which is a challenging task for the contemporary self-assembled organic materials, as well as inorganic materials. A straightforward integration strategy for optically active organic and inorganic units into MOFs and COFs has built excitement in the material science community, and, hence, a very large fraction of research is currently directed towards exploring new photophysical and chemical properties of the framework solids.

In this Special Issue, we aim to collect research articles and reviews that are focused on the area of photochemistry and physics of both MOFs and COFs. Some of the exciting aspects that we would like to focus on are “topochemical reaction, photopolymerization/condensation, photoredox processes, light-harvesting, nonlinear optics, photoinduced charge transfer, and photoswitches”. We believe that this collection, encompassing the exciting optical properties of the framework solids, will represent its emergent nature and will be a guide and inspiration to the young MOF/COF material science community. We very much look forward to having your exciting research shared with us.

Dr. Ritesh Haldar
Dr. Raghavender Medishetty
Guest Editors

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  • Solid-state photochemistry
  • Photochemical reactions
  • Photo-physics and luminescence properties
  • Nonlinear optical properties
  • Photoswitches

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