Special Issue "Nanoparticles in Metal-Organic Frameworks"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017).
Interests: porous materials; metal organic frameworks; nanotechnology; shaping; adsorption; energy; health
Interests: metal organic frameworks; phosphonates; nanoparticles; energy devices; separation
Every day, worldwide, scientists face ambitious challenges in the design and development of novel functional and robust materials/devices to answer important social needs. Thousands of papers have been published every year, reporting the latest advances in distinct areas, such as biomedicine, energy, capture of hazardous species, fluid storage/separation, and sensing, among many others. Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), also known as Porous Coordination Polymers (PCPs), are the last class of porous materials with remarkable intrinsic properties (e.g., high regular porosity, easily tuneable hybrid composition, thermal, chemical and mechanical stability), which make them promising candidates to cover some of the aforementioned necessities. In particular, down-sizing MOFs to nanoscale boosts the development of MOF-based devices and confers these materials with different properties to those of the bulk counterparts, enabling new applications.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials compiles recent innovative scientific works describing the state-of-the-art of nano-sized MOFs (nanoMOFs). The readers will find relevant information regarding synthetic approaches, characterization tools, properties and potential applications of nanoMOF structures and composites/devices.
Dr. Patricia Horcajada
Dr. Sérgio Vilela
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- Downsizing Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)
- Composite based on nanometric MOFs
- Shaped nanoscaled MOFs
- Functional nanoMOFs
- Relevant applications of nanoMOFs