Special Issue "Unconventional and Green Approaches for The Synthesis of Crystalline Inorganic Materials —Selected Papers from AIM 2020"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Materials and Metal-Organic Frameworks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Marta M. Natile
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Guest Editor
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) Istituto di Chimica della Materia Condensata e Tecnologie per l’Energia (ICMATE), Padova, Italy
Interests: inorganic nanomaterials, functional nanomaterials, heterogeneous catalysis, nanomedicine
Prof. Dr. M. Lucia Curri
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Guest Editor
1. CNR-IPCF, National Research Council of Italy, Institute for Physical and Chemical Processes-Bari Division, Via Orabona 4, I-70126 Bari, Italy;
2. Department of Chemistry, “A. Moro” University of Bari, Via Orabona 4, I-70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: colloidal nanoparticles and nanocrystals; functional nanomaterials; photocatalysis; nanomedicine
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Recently, the extraordinary advances in the field of materials science have increasingly resulted in a large variety of new, original experimental approaches for the synthesis of inorganic crystals and nanomaterials. The potential of unconventional and sustainable preparative routes has been catching on, envisaging a great development of methods that are suited for a range of materials, with diverse, also size dependent properties, and that can be comprehensively characterized from fundamental point of view and investigated for their technological applications.

This Special Issue aims to collect examples of new and unconventional methods for the preparation of advanced inorganic materials, with special attention to sustainability, low environmental impact.

This Special Issue covers, without being limited to, the following topics: unconventional and green synthesis approaches for (photo)catalysis and energy conversion and storage, for biomedicine and health, inorganic materials synthesis optimization and scale up, innovative experimental characterization and computational approaches.

Dr. Marta M. Natile
Prof. Silvia Gross
Prof. M. Lucia Curri
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Colloids
  • Wet chemistry
  • Unconventional synthesis, Green synthesis, Sustainability

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