Special Issue "Functional Metal-Organic Framework Based Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2020.
Interests: materials science and catalysis; coordination and inorganic chemistry; multifunctional metal-organic frameworks; high nuclearity coordination complexes; sustainable crystalline coordination polymers; structural chemistry; X-ray diffraction analysis
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Interests: Design of functional metal-organic frameworks; catalysis; photoluminescence; proton conductivity; new synthetic methods of MOFs; sensing; interconvertible MOFs; sustainable synthesis methods
In the last two decades, research in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and porous coordination polymers (PCPs) changed the way chemists looked into traditional coordination chemistry. The rapid and widespread interest in these compounds, drastically motivated by the symbiotic combination of organic and inorganic components, rapidly evolved into their possible technological application in gas sorption/separation, catalysis, chemical sensing, energy storage, and conversion among many others.
The enormous potential in distinct scientific areas arises from mostly from their unique structural features, particularly well-defined crystalline structures, adjustable pore topology, ultra-high surface areas, and excellent tailorability. Thus, the initial scientific drive for unique and exotic crystal structures remains intrinsically connected to this research field. More recently, the functionality and potential applicability of MOFs and PCPs have been directed towards the preparation of MOF-based compounds and materials: post-synthetic modified MOFs, [email protected], MOFs/substrates, and pyrolytic MOFs.
The present Special Issue aims to assemble the recent relevant scientific achievements in the field of functional pristine MOFs and MOF-derived materials. The Special Issue will significantly benefit from the simultaneous contribution of original research articles as well of pertinent and critical review articles in this scientific field.
Dr. Luís Cunha Silva
Dr. Filipe Alexandre Almeida Paz
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- Exotic MOF architectures
- Modular assembly of MOFs
- Gas separation and storage
- MOFs for sensing applications
- MOFs for energy conversion
- Defects and MOFs and their properties
- Ferroelectrics in MOFs
- New methods of synthesis of MOFs
- MOFs as efficient catalysts
- Post-synthetic modification of MOFs