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Special Issue "Hybrid MOFs for Catalytic Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Francisco G. Cirujano
Guest Editor
Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ICMol), Universitat de València, Catedrático José Beltrán Martínez nº 2, 46980 Paterna, Valencia, Spain.
Interests: confined catalysis; organic synthesis; reticular chemistry; ordered porous hybrid organic–inorganic solids; fine chemicals, active pharmaceutical ingredients
Prof. Amarajothi Dhakshinamoorthy
Guest Editor
School of Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai-625 021, Tamil Nadu, India
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; metal–organic frameworks; solid catalysts; chitosan; carbocatalysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The catalytic applications of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have been growing exponentialy in recent years due to their excellent characteristics of high porosity, chemical versatility, and tailorable design of catalytic active sites. In order to improve mechanical, thermal or chemical stability under reaction conditions, the development of hybrid forms of MOFs with other materials, such as silicoaluminates, carbon, polymers, nanoparticles, etc., is growing extremely fast, given the improved properties compared to those of bulk parent MOFs. Therefore, a compilation of the latest advances in the field would be useful to connect interested authors and readers. This Special Issue aims to cover recent and emerging strategies for the synthesis and catalytic applications of MOF hybrid materials, focusing on the aspects that drive present and future research, from synthesis of hybrid materials to their applications in chemical, environmental or energy-related catalysis or other surface or confined chemistry phenomena involving relevant chemical transformations of value-added molecules. For authors, this issue will be a good opportunity to publish their original research after peer review by expert researchers of hybrid porous solids and catalysis for a sustainable chemistry. Review articles by experts in such fields of research are also strongly encouraged to be submitted for publication in this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque
Dr. Francisco G Cirujano
Prof. Amarajothi Dhakshinamoorthy
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs)
  • Hybrid organic–inorganic materials
  • Hierarchical materials
  • Coordination polymers
  • Mesoporous (organo)silica
  • Covalent organic framework
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Adsorption–separation phemomena
  • Supramolecular/host–guest chemistry

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