Developments and Applications of Heterocycles, Macrocycles and Their Hybrid Nanomaterials

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanofabrication and Nanomanufacturing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2024 | Viewed by 108

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“Coriolan Dragulescu” Institute of Chemistry, 24 Mihai Viteazu Ave., 300223 Timisoara, Romania
Interests: organic chemistry; porphyrins; metalloporphyrins; colloid chemistry; material chemistry; sol-gel processes; nanomaterials; silica matrices; hybrid nanomaterials; aggregates; sensors; electrochemical mediators; catalysts; corrosion inhibitors; adsorbents
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National Institute of Research and Development for Electrochemistry and Condensed Matter, Dr. A. Paunescu Podeanu Street No. 144, 300569 Timisoara, Romania
Interests: porphyrins and metalloporphyrins; porphyrin-based hybrid materials; electrochemical water splitting; electrocatalysts; electrochemical sensors; electron microscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A leading concern for current research is obtaining multifunctional materials. Within this category, heterocycles, including porphyrins and corroles, and the associated hybrid nanomaterials, have a rich chemistry and versatile applications leading to the development of different types of sensors, water-splitting catalysts, adsorbent materials, and corrosion inhibitors.

Synergistic aspects in optical, fluorescence, or oxidation-reduction reactions brought about by encountering heterocycles with metal nanoparticles, silica matrices, or biocompatible polymers are already being exploited in cutting-edge experiments.

Furthermore, the capacity of these materials to self-aggregate and to generate uniform thin films characterized by improved optoelectronic properties, due to self-organization, is the focus of modern microscopy techniques.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials is focused firstly on methodologies for obtaining heterocyclic and macrocyclic compounds and the extensive characterization of these structures by state-of-the-art analysis methods. The second aim is to enlarge the library and on hybrid materials and enhance their performance, containing as their main partner heterocycles and macrocycles and, as a second partner, a silica matrix, a suitable polymer, or metal-nanoparticles in order to achieve more active sites, enlarged specific surfaces, tailored porosity, or improved optical behavior.

To invigorate this Special Issue, we aim to invite contributions from leading groups working in the field, but also from young researchers having the courage to approach these domains with innovative and original thinking.

Dr. Eugenia Fagadar-Cosma
Dr. Bogdan-Ovidiu Taranu
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  • heterocycles
  • porphyrins
  • corroles
  • heterocycle–silica hybrid materials
  • synergistic effects
  • optical and luminescent properties
  • electrocatalytic properties
  • optical, colorimetric, and chemical sensors
  • catalysts for water splitting
  • CO2 storage materials

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