Special Issue Call for Papers

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research

Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on metal–organic frameworks and future needs

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) were defined as secondary building units (SBUs) [metals] linked to organic (aromatic carboxylates are widely employed because they have rigid organic skeleton and strong coordination ability toward many metals). MOFs pay an important role in material science, because it has high surface areas, accessible permanent porosities, tunable structures, and high chemical and/or thermal stability. MOFs were synthesized by different methods such as solvothermal, hydrothermal, sonochemical & mechanical synthesis and microwave synthesis. MOFs have many applications in gas storage, separation, catalysis, sensors, and drug delivery. The main applications of MOFs rely upon the absorption and separation of gaseous molecules including CO2, N2, CH4, and H2; however, such an intriguing class of ultra porous materials is now holding promise for microelectronics, sensing, ion conductivity, optics, pollutant sequestration, drug delivery, contrast agents, micromotors, and bioreactors.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • Synthesis and characterization of MOFs
  • Applications of MOFs

Important dates

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: November 15, 2014
Final Version Due: December 15, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: December 31, 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Reda Abdelhameed
University of Aveiro
Email: Reda.abdelhameed@ua.pt

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Reda Abdelhameed at the address: <Reda.abdelhameed@ua.pt>