New directions for nanoporous materials

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  1. Editor: Prof. Cafer T. Yavuz
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Thematic Issue Scope

Nanoporous materials are omnipresent in our daily lives – in air purifiers, water dispensers, catalytic converters, chemical industries, plant matter, and anywhere filtration is needed. In addition to naturally existing structures like zeolites and diatomites, many artificial nanoporous materials such as activated carbons, molecular sieves and silica gel have found great use in a wide variety of applications. More recently, new nanoporous materials such as metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are being developed, having phenomenal structural diversity and exceptional promise in emerging applications where porosity tuning and precision positioning of functionalities are essential properties. These new advances have brought considerable interest in nanoscale pore engineering and material design, with the hopes that the new structures will play a pivotal role in solving critical issues such as combating global warming, building effective catalysts and providing energy efficient, target compound capture and decontamination.

In this issue, we invite contributions on novel concepts, ingenious designs and promising applications related to nanoporous materials, such as MOFs, covalent organic frameworks (COFs), zeolites, activated carbons, porous polymers, molecular sieves, mesoporous metals and oxides. The submitted works are expected to feature, but are not limited to, the following topics: 

  • Design and synthesis of new nanoporous materials
  • Exciting new applications based on nanoporous materials
  • Unique methods and procedures
  • State-of-the-art characterization techniques
  • Modelling and simulation of nanoporous structures
  • Commercialization and societal impact


Young Investigator Award

This issue is also related to the Beilstein Symposium New Directions for Nanoporous Materials. From the accepted manuscripts by non-tenured faculty at research universities and institutions (submitted before June 30, 2019), we will select two papers to be presented at the symposium. The award includes

  • a certificate signed by 2016 Chemistry Nobel Prize Laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart
  • economy class airfare
  • hotel accommodation and meals
  • conference fee.

For more information please contact the issue editor, Prof. Cafer T. Yavuz (

The impact of crystal size and temperature on the adsorption-induced flexibility of the Zr-based metal–organic framework DUT-98

  1. Simon Krause,
  2. Volodymyr Bon,
  3. Hongchu Du,
  4. Rafal E. Dunin-Borkowski,
  5. Ulrich Stoeck,
  6. Irena Senkovska and
  7. Stefan Kaskel
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 20 Aug 2019

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1737–1744, doi:10.3762/bjnano.10.169

Processing nanoporous organic polymers in liquid amines

  1. Jeehye Byun,
  2. Damien Thirion and
  3. Cafer T. Yavuz
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 09 Sep 2019

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1844–1850, doi:10.3762/bjnano.10.179

Long-term entrapment and temperature-controlled-release of SF6 gas in metal–organic frameworks (MOFs)

  1. Hana Bunzen,
  2. Andreas Kalytta-Mewes,
  3. Leo van Wüllen and
  4. Dirk Volkmer
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 10 Sep 2019

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1851–1859, doi:10.3762/bjnano.10.180

Charge-transfer interactions between fullerenes and a mesoporous tetrathiafulvalene-based metal–organic framework

  1. Manuel Souto,
  2. Joaquín Calbo,
  3. Samuel Mañas-Valero,
  4. Aron Walsh and
  5. Guillermo Mínguez Espallargas
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 18 Sep 2019

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1883–1893, doi:10.3762/bjnano.10.183

The influence of porosity on nanoparticle formation in hierarchical aluminophosphates

  1. Matthew E. Potter,
  2. Lauren N. Riley,
  3. Alice E. Oakley,
  4. Panashe M. Mhembere,
  5. June Callison and
  6. Robert Raja
  • Letter
  • Published 25 Sep 2019

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1952–1957, doi:10.3762/bjnano.10.191

  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 09 Oct 2019

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1994–2003, doi:10.3762/bjnano.10.196

Synthesis of highly active ETS-10-based titanosilicate for heterogeneously catalyzed transesterification of triglycerides

  1. Muhammad A. Zaheer,
  2. David Poppitz,
  3. Khavar Feyzullayeva,
  4. Marianne Wenzel,
  5. Jörg Matysik,
  6. Radomir Ljupkovic,
  7. Aleksandra Zarubica,
  8. Alexander A. Karavaev,
  9. Andreas Pöppl,
  10. Roger Gläser and
  11. Muslim Dvoyashkin
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 28 Oct 2019

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 2039–2061, doi:10.3762/bjnano.10.200

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