Polymers/Metal-Organic Framework Composites for Different Applications

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2023) | Viewed by 3868

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College of Textile Science and Engineering, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou 310018, China
Interests: adsorption; degradation; heavy metal removal; advanced oxidation; fenton; ozonation; nanomaterials; netal-organic frameworks; water treatment; photocatalysis; wastewater treatment; functional coatings; textiles; environmental science and engineering

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Engineering Research Center for Eco-Dyeing and Finishing of Textiles, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou 310018, China
Interests: textiles; nanomaterials; nanocomposites; functional coatings; green textile production techniques.

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Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Industrial Textile Materials and Manfacturing Technology, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou 310018, China
Interests: biodegradable; nonwoven fabrics; metal-organic frameworks; nanocomposites; textile engineering; environmental applications

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Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Industrial Textile Materials and Manfacturing Technology, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou 310018, China
Interests: plylactic acid; biobased; biogradable; meltblown nonwovens; filtration; metal-organic frameworks; nanocomposites; textile engineering; environmental applications
Chair of Vibro-Acoustics of Vehicles and Machines, Technical University of Munich, 85748 Munich, Germany
Interests: non-woven fabrics; characterization; filtration; acoustic properties; thermal Insulation
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Dear Colleagues,

Worldwide concerned environmental issues are calling for high-effective multi-functional materials to alleviate their negatively impacts on ecosystems and human health. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), constructed from organic linkers and metal-oxo nodes, have attracted wide attention in many important applications, such as water decontamination, air purification, green catalysis, and gas storage/separation, because of their structural diversity and functional tunability. However, owing to the undesirable brittle and fragile nature, MOFs cannot be easily processed into separable monoliths for practice without the aid of polymers. The functionality and practicability of MOFs could be efficiently improved by incorporating with the superfine polymer fibers or microporous polymer materials. Therefore, we’d like to launch a Special Issue aiming to advance the development of applications of polymers/metal-organic frameworks composites. Research articles, critical reviews, mini reviews, perspectives, and short communications are all welcome. 

The topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The design and fabrication of polymers/metal-organic frameworks composites.
  • Polymers/metal-organic frameworks composites for the advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) including Fenton, catalytic ozonation, photocatalysis, etc.
  • Polymers/metal-organic frameworks composites for the adsorption process to removal organic/inorganic pollutants.
  • Polymers/metal-organic frameworks composites for the air purification and filtration.
  • Polymers/metal-organic frameworks composites for the membrane separation process.
  • Advanced characterization methods for investigating the structure of polymers/metal-organic frameworks composites.
  • Advanced synthesis approaches for producing novel polymers/metal-organic frameworks composites.

Dr. Deyou Yu
Prof. Dr. Minghua Wu
Prof. Dr. Bin Yu
Dr. Feichao Zhu
Dr. Tao Yang
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Keywords

  • polymers
  • metal-organic frameworks
  • composites
  • synthesis
  • characterization
  • environmental applications
  • antimicrobial applications
  • advanced oxidation process
  • air purification
  • adsorption
  • filtration
  • separation

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Metal-Organic Frameworks Applications in Synergistic Cancer Photo-Immunotherapy
by Pedro D. Fernandes, Fernão D. Magalhães, Rúben F. Pereira and Artur M. Pinto
Polymers 2023, 15(6), 1490; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym15061490 - 16 Mar 2023
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Conventional cancer therapies, such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy, can have long-term side effects. Phototherapy has significant potential as a non-invasive alternative treatment with excellent selectivity. Nevertheless, its applicability is restricted by the availability of effective photosensitizers and photothermal agents, and its low efficacy [...] Read more.
Conventional cancer therapies, such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy, can have long-term side effects. Phototherapy has significant potential as a non-invasive alternative treatment with excellent selectivity. Nevertheless, its applicability is restricted by the availability of effective photosensitizers and photothermal agents, and its low efficacy when it comes to avoiding metastasis and tumor recurrence. Immunotherapy can promote systemic antitumoral immune responses, acting against metastasis and recurrence; however, it lacks the selectivity displayed by phototherapy, sometimes leading to adverse immune events. The use of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in the biomedical field has grown significantly in recent years. Due to their distinct properties, including their porous structure, large surface area, and inherent photo-responsive properties, MOFs can be particularly useful in the fields of cancer phototherapy and immunotherapy. MOF nanoplatforms have successfully demonstrated their ability to address several drawbacks associated with cancer phototherapy and immunotherapy, enabling an effective and low-side-effect combinatorial synergistical treatment for cancer. In the coming years, new advancements in MOFs, particularly regarding the development of highly stable multi-function MOF nanocomposites, may revolutionize the field of oncology. Full article
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