Special Issue "Coordination Polymers: New Materials for Multiple Applications"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2015) | Viewed by 76414
2. Institute for Advanced Research in Chemical Sciences (IAdChem), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
3. Condensed Matter Physics Center (IFIMAC), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: nanomaterials; 2D materials; porous materials
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Coordination polymers complement the fascinating covalent polymer world and enhance the fabrication of technological materials. The last 30 years have witnessed the expansion of the study of coordination polymers, which is now at the forefront of research in many laboratories around the world. The combination of organic ligands with metal centers via coordination bonds provides a plethora of materials with versatile architectures and extensive ranges of properties and applications. Some of these materials have been devoted to the preparation of multifunctional and/or stimuli-responsive materials. Although most research efforts have been focused on porous coordination polymers, also known as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), there is at present a new renaissance of interest towards non-porous coordination polymers.
Additionally, coordination polymers are a current source of materials at the nanoscale level with valuable properties and potential applications ranging from molecular wires to drug-delivery.
This Special Issue aims to showcase the versatility of coordination polymers with examples of the large variety of potential applications, which include gas adsorption and separation, conductivity, magnetism, drug delivery, luminescence, etc.
Dr. Félix Zamora
Dr. Guillermo Mínguez Espallargas
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- coordination polymers
- metal-organic frameworks
- multifunctional materials
- porous materials
- stimuli-responsive materials