Special Issue "Applications of Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 12 April 2021.
Interests: mesoporous silica nanoparticle; hollow structure; fluorescent nanoparticle; mesoporous organosilica; mesoporous metal/metal oxide; adsorption; catalysis; drug release
Following the discovery of MCM-41-type ordered mesoporous silica (MS) by Mobil corporation scientists in 1992, considerable progress has been made, particulaly in the past decade, in the synthesis of mesoporous materials with a defined topology and morphology. In particular, mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) have received great attention on biomedical applications as well as heterogeneous catalysis. MSNs have been intensively suggested for use as controlled drug/gene delivery carriers, biosensors, biomarkers, enzyme supporters, cell imaging, disease diagnosis, and so on. Even though various synthesis methods of MSNs have been reported, monodisperse and discrete size below 200 nm, versatile organic modification, chemical stability/degradability, and easy large-scale purification are still challenging for any industrial application of MSNs.
This Special Issue intends to compile a self-contained set of papers related to new synthesis methods and versatile applications of mesoporous silica nanoparticles that can give a realistic picture of current state-of-the-art research in this cutting-edge field, especially for the biomedical and catalysis area. These may be mini-reviews, research papers, or short communications describing new breakthroughs.
All researchers in the field are cordially encouraged to submit their manuscripts for consideration of publication in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Eun-Bum Cho
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- mesoporous silica nanoparticle
- mesoporous organosilica nanoparticle
- hollow silica nanoparticle
- hollow organosilica nanoparticle
- biomedical applications