Special Issue "Functionalized Silica Materials: Preparation and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2023) | Viewed by 9083
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Interests: functionalized silica materials; iron oxide silica nanocomposites; adsorption; drug loading; ionic liquids
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This Special Issue is intended to present studies on the preparation and characterization of controlled functionalized porous materials with tailored properties that can be used in different applications. The functionalization of the porous silica materials has been used as a method in view of tuning the physical and chemical properties to be applied such as drug carriers, gas storage materials, water pollutants adsorbents, or as asphalt modifier. The present Special Issue aims to gather some of the current challenging research explorations in the use of different functional groups, the presence of organic groups within the pores or of the amount of a certain functional group which will be attached at the material surface by one or another functionalization procedure, and in how all these separate or combined effects will merge together to promote the resulting material for a certain application. The topics of interest include but are not limited to: preparation of functionalized porous materials via co-condensation or post grafting methods; structural and morphological characterization of these materials with tailored properties; functionalized silica materials for hydrogen, methane, or carbon dioxide storage; functionalized porous silica materials as drug carriers; functionalized mesoporous silica materials used for removal of dyes, heavy metals, or other pollutants from waste water; functionalized silica materials used as an asphalt modifier.
Dr. Ana-Maria Putz
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- functionalized silica materials
- drug loading
- gas adsorption
- pollutant removal