Special Issue "Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) in Drug Delivery"

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Pharmaceutical Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 403

Special Issue Editor

1. Centro de Química Estrutural, Institute of Molecular Sciences, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
2. Associação do Instituto Superior Técnico para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento (IST-ID), Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-003 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: mechanochemistry; crystal engineering; supramolecular chemistry; BioMOFs; polymorphs; co-crystals; metallodrugs and metallopharmaceuticals; Antibiotic Coordination Frameworks (ACFs)
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metal–Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are amazingly versatile molecules whose architectures are useful for many applications. Different strategies have been successfully applied to explore the ability of MOFs to act as drug-delivery systems. The pharmaceutical industry is constantly seeking more effective drugs and systems that can enhance the activity of drugs, and several results have demonstrated that MOFs indeed play an important role in achieving this goal, contributing to the controlled drug delivery and release of drugs.

This Special Issue aims to host research and review papers on the most recent and promising developments in MOFs regarding drug delivery.

Dr. Vânia André
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • MOFs
  • drug delivery
  • drugs

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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