Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials

Special Issue

Nanomaterials journal
Impact Factor: 3.553 (Web of Science ; Q1: materials science, multidisciplinary)
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Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Valentine P. Ananikov, N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Submissions are open for the Special Issue "Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials", which will be published in the journal Nanomaterials.

This Special Issue targets interdisciplinary state-of-the-art research articles, communications, and reviews. Two rapidly developing vectors are currently emerging in hybrid systems studies: stable hybrid systems and transient hybrid systems. Combining individual contributions from both of these areas will allow us to produce a most impactful journal issue.

Within the title framework the following research areas are covered in the special issue: hybrid nanomaterials, organic nanomaterials, inorganic nanoparticles, composite materials, nanomaterials for catalysis, and polymeric nanomaterials.

The following subjects are also welcome for submission to this special issue:

1) Stable hybrid systems

Hybrid nanomaterials that contain organic components (organic groups or molecules, ligands, biomolecules, pharmaceutical substances, polymers, etc.) and inorganic components (metal ions, metal clusters or particles, salts, oxides, sulfides, non-metallic elements and their derivatives, etc.) play a paramount role in contemporary research. Advanced molecular architectures based on hybrid nanomaterials admittedly provide an outstanding driving force for the active progress in several research areas, including the development of new platforms for drug delivery, smart and stimuli-responsive materials, sensors, as well as nanomedicine, industrial technologies, material sciences, and energy applications.

2) Transient hybrid systems

Linking organic molecules to metal nanoparticles may create highly reactive hybrid organic–inorganic systems. Despite the short lifetime of such nanostructures, they ensure facile chemical activation of organic molecules. Their key applications arise in the fields of catalysis and organic synthesis, where nanomaterials are currently promoting a new wave of highly active and selective catalyst development. Insightful studies in the areas of nanoparticle catalysis, dynamic catalysis or "сocktail-type" systems are highly welcome for this Special Issue.

Important role of nanoparticle systems in the development of new catalysts:

More detailed information on the manuscript preparation and submission procedure is available here:

All submissions are a subject of standard peer-review procedure. Please note that Nanomaterials is an open access journal, and the whole Special Issue will be freely available for all readers across the world. Information about open access options and conditions is provided at the journal website.