Special Issue "Design, Properties and Applications of New Metal Organic Frameworks and Coordination Polymers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2024 | Viewed by 235
Interests: metal-organic frameworks; reticular chemistry; water stable MOFs; gas sorption/separation; liquid sorption; X-ray crytsallography
Coordination Polymers (CPs) hold a leading position within the fields of Chemistry and Materials Science. Their hybrid inorganic/organic nature is particularly attracting for researchers, offering unparalleled structural and functional diversity occurring from their meticulously chosen building blocks. High-dimensional porous CPs, commonly known as Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), have emerged since the 1990s as a novel class of modular CPs with features such as increased stability and permanent ultrahigh porosity, establishing a new era of CPs with enhanced properties. Furthermore, the introduction of the Reticular Chemistry concept in MOF synthesis has significantly contributed to the discovery of a plethora of novel nets presenting unique topologies with intriguing physicochemical characteristics. This has revolutionized the field and rapidly expanded its scope: Nowadays, research on CPs and MOFs is highly interdisciplinary and covers a vast range of synthetic concepts (novel design strategies, reticular chemistry principles, topology studies, synthesis of MOF composites, scale-up design etc.), theoretical investigations (simulations, machine learning, database development), novel phenomena (flexibility, defects) and numerous applications in the energy, environment and health sectors (e.g., adsorption, gas storage and separation, drug delivery, catalysis, water decontamination, sensing, batteries).
The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight the continued progress within CPs and MOFs, emphasizing on recent developments, trends and challenges in the field. This includes topics mentioned in the above paragraph, although the list is in no way exhaustive. We therefore invite you to contribute a research or review article and showcase your current work.
Dr. Giasemi K. Angeli
Dr. Edward Loukopoulos
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