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Organic, Inorganic and Composite Aerogels: Novel Synthesis and Applications

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2022) | Viewed by 654

Special Issue Editors

Faculty of Chemistry, University of Oviedo, 33006 Oviedo, Spain
Interests: crystallography; MOFs; hybrid materials; crystal prediction; synthesis; nanocomposites
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Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University Oviedo, C/ Julián Claveria, 8, 33006 Oviedo (Asturias), Spain
Interests: synthesis of aerogels; textural and chemical properties; microwave technology; electrocatalysis; energy and environmental applications
Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Oviedo University-CINN, 33006 Oviedo, Spain
Interests: synthesis and characterization of advanced materials for electrochemical application; experimental investigation of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC); microstructural optimization of electrodes; ceramics and polymeric materials; strategies to improve the SOFC performance and spray-pyrolysis deposition method
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Aerogels are 3D nanostructures of non-fluid colloidal interconnected porous networks, mainly obtained by the methodology sol-gel. The nanostructure formation depends significantly on the synthesis conditions, which define the aerogels' final properties. Organic and inorganic reagents or a combination of them can be employed as precursors, covering a wide range of properties and
conferring them an excellent potential for different applications. Thus, tailoring the chemical and textural properties is an essential feature to control the materials' performance in several fields and to find new potential applications.

This Special Issue of Molecules aims to attract original contributions and review articles on various topics related to the synthesis of organic, inorganic and composite aerogels. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, novel synthesis methods, the development of new properties, and studies on the effect of the chemical and textural properties in different applications. This Special Issue has the potential to make an essential contribution to the literature, both in appraising the latest advancements in state-of-the-art and novel research on aerogels, and in providing a platform for the future development of this research field.

Prof. Dr. Santiago Garcia-Granda
Dr. Natalia Rey-Raap
Dr. Lucía dos Santos-Gómez
Guest Editor

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  • organic aerogel
  • inorganic aerogel
  • composite aerogel
  • sol-gel synthesis
  • characterization of aerogels
  • porous materials
  • functionalization
  • catalysis
  • electrocatalysis
  • energy storage and conversion

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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