Special Issue on Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Materials, from Fundamentals to Practical Applications

Submission Deadline: Feb. 20, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Melek Hajji
      Department of Chemistry, University of Kairouan, Kairouan, Tunisia
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    • Taha Guerfel
      Department of Chemistry, University of Kairouan, Kairouan, Tunisia
    • Nesrine Amiri
      Department of Chemistry, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
    • Marwa Belkhiria
      Department of Chemistry, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
    • Hasan Mtiraoui
      Department of Chemistry, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
    • Salma Dhifaoui
      Department of Chemistry, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
    • Sabah Hajji
      Department of Chemistry, University of Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Introduction

    Hybrid organic-inorganic materials have rapidly become a fascinating new field of research in materials science. Hybrid material means a disordered system that forms intricate organic and inorganic networks. Large scientific efforts focused recently on the development of these hybrids using various synthetic strategies such as post-grafting, co-condensation methods, post-polymerization, supramolecular organization and others. The degree of linking and cross-linking of the organic and inorganic networks influences the physical-chemical properties and can be controlled by varying, for example, the amount of organic precursor, the catalyst or the time of stirring the mixture. The nature of the bonds between organic and inorganic phases is used to divide them in two major families: Class I hybrid materials are those that show weak interactions between the two phases, such as van der Waals, hydrogen bonding or weak electrostatic interactions. Class II hybrid materials are those that show strong chemical interactions between the components such as covalent bonds. Hybrid functional materials, constituting both inorganic and organic components, are considered potential platforms for applications in extremely diverse fields such as optics, micro-electronics, transportation, health, energy, energy storage, diagnosis, housing, environment, and so on...
    The detailed description and discussion of recent progress in the design, synthesis and structural features of hybrid organic-inorganic materials as well as their modern practical applications is the prime focus of this special issue.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Design and synthesis of new hybrid organic-inorganic materials
    2. Novel synthetic ways and reaction mechanisms
    3. Experimental, simulation and theoretical studies of the structure-activity relationships
    4. Physical properties, emphasizing but not limited to the electrical, magnetic and optical features…
    5. Potential applications of hybrids in biochemical, biological and biomedical fields
    6. Significance of hybrid materials in electronics, energy, data storage and environmental sciences…

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.journalchemistry.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

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