Special Issue "Porous Support Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 9017
Interests: technology platform on microencapsulation and immobilization
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Porous support materials are key enablers in many emerging technologies, such as long-lasting batteries, catalytic systems with large reactant diffusivity and product selectivity, resorbable biomedical scaffolds with drug delivery functionality, gas separation membranes with high selectivity and permeability, etc. According to the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry definition, pores in these materials are classified into micropores (<2 nm), mesopores (2–50 nm), and macropores (>50 nm). In certain applications, hierarchical pores across multiple length scales are desirable, and a precise control over porous structures, composition, surface properties and end functions is key for their employment in emerging opportunities. Machine learning and data science are promising tools to propel the development of porous support materials, by collecting and analyzing enormous combinations of materials metrics.
Porous monolithic materials are easily handled without fixation or enclosure when compared with porous powdery or layered materials; however, these latter ones can fill containers of any shape, enabling more flexibility in terms of the processes and experimental set-ups.
In light of the surging research on porous materials, this Special Issue of Materials aims to publish original high-quality research papers, as well as comprehensive reviews and significant preliminary communications, covering the most recent advances in the field of micro, meso and macroporous materials, either of inorganic or organic nature, with potential application as support materials or scaffolds.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- Design and synthesis of organic molecules and resulting porous materials;
- Functionalization of porous materials, aimed at controlled physical and chemical interactions of molecules with pore surfaces;
- Modification of porous materials, including chemicals´ immobilization studies;
- Emerging applications of porous support materials to (photo)catalysis, biomedical scaffolds, separation, filtration, energy storage, drug delivery, among others;
- Covalent organic frameworks (COFs), metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), spherical microscaffolds;
- Multifunctionality, recyclability and applicability under extreme conditions of porous support materials;
- New experimental set-ups with practical applicability where porous support materials can be employed;
- Critical assessments and emerging directions in research, based on the use of porous support materials;
- Data science-assisted development of emerging porous support materials.
Prof. Dr. Ana Marques
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- porous support materials
- organic porous materials
- chemical immobilization
- data science