Special Issue "Recent Functionalization Approaches to Enhance the Applicability of Carbon Nanostructures"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanocomposite Thin Films and 2D Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Sonia Merino
Guest Editor
University of Castilla-La Mancha, Av. Camilo José Cela s/n 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain
Interests: hydrogels; graphene; magnetic hydrogels; drug release; 3D cell culture

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Carbon nanomaterials (nanotubes, graphene, fullerenes, nanodots, nanodiamonds, and their derivates) have attracted significant interest from science and industry. Their excellent properties make them promising materials in many application fields. Modification of their surfaces with functional groups offers the opportunity to enhance their chemical and physical properties. For instance, chemical functionalization can improve their solubility in most solvents and prevent their aggregation. More importantly, surface modification decreases their toxicity and improves biocompatibility, showing potential for biomedical applications. Often, these transformations require tedious and harsh treatments that can alter the carbon nanostructure’s lattice and therefore modify their properties. This Special Issue aims to compile new functionalization approaches that expand the applications of these nanomaterials, including mild and environmental conditions, and non-conventional methods such as microwave irradiation, mechano-chemistry, or laser technologies. Alternative reaction media, such as ionic liquids, fluorinated solvents, or supercritical fluids, will also be included.

Dr. Sonia Merino
Guest Editor

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  • Carbon nanostructures
  • Functionalization
  • Covalent approaches
  • Non-covalent approaches
  • Non-conventional methods
  • Unusual reaction media

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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