Special Issue "Frontiers in Chiral Nanomaterials"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2017

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ashraf Ghanem

Biomedical Science Department, Faculty of ESTeM, Room 3D41, University of Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
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Interests: irality; enantioselective nano chromatography; asymmetric catalysis and chiral analysis
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Yitzhak Mastai

Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
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Phone: +972-3-5317681
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Interests: chiral surfaces based on self-assembled monolayers; chiral polymeric nanoparticles; chiral mesoporous silica; new chiral analytical techniques

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue on “Frontiers in Chiral Nanomaterials” highlights innovative research from around the world focusing on harnessing the physical, chemical, and topological properties/characteristics of chiral nanomaterials and chirality in the nanometer range (~1–100 nm).

We aim for this Special Issue to cover up-to-date achievements and future perspectives in the field of chiral nanomaterials. Contributions to this Special Issue can cover all aspects of chirality and nanomaterials, including synthesis and applications of chiral nanomaterials in their different forms, namely chiral organic nanoparticles, chiral fibers, chiral nanotubes, chiral monolayers, chiral films, chiral polymers, and chiral nanoporous solids.

On the other hand, chiral nano inorganic materials, including metals, semiconductors, silica based, metal oxide, and chiral hybrid nanostructures are discussed. Special emphasis will be given to optically active quantum dots (QDs) and their potential applications, ranging from chiral sensing to asymmetric catalysis applications and to novel physicochemical characterization of chiral nanomaterials. The opportunities arising from the use of such special characteristics are tremendous and highlighted within the volume.

Prof. Dr. Ashraf Ghanem
Prof. Dr. Yitzhak Mastai
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Chiral Nanomaterials
  • Chiral surfaces
  • Molecular recognition
  • Organic and Inorganic chiral nanostructures
  • Asymmetric catalysis
  • Optical properties
  • Enantiospecific separation
  • Nanoporous chiral materials

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Open AccessFeature PaperArticle A Homochiral Multifunctional Metal-Organic Framework with Rod-Shaped Secondary Building Units
Nanomaterials 2017, 7(4), 88; doi:10.3390/nano7040088
Received: 24 March 2017 / Revised: 10 April 2017 / Accepted: 19 April 2017 / Published: 21 April 2017
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A new homochiral multifunctional metal-organic framework, [Zn2(CTBA)2·H2O] (JUC-112), was synthesized under solvothermal conditions, through the design of chiral ligand 4-(3-carboxy-2,2,3-trimethylcyclopentanecarboxamido) benzoic acid (H2CTBA) based on camphoric acid as building block. The crystal structure of the
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A new homochiral multifunctional metal-organic framework, [Zn2(CTBA)2·H2O] (JUC-112), was synthesized under solvothermal conditions, through the design of chiral ligand 4-(3-carboxy-2,2,3-trimethylcyclopentanecarboxamido) benzoic acid (H2CTBA) based on camphoric acid as building block. The crystal structure of the new material is a 2-dimensional (2D) chiral layer packed with infinite rod-shaped secondary building units (SBUs). The homochiral framework was identified by circular dichroism (CD) spectrum. Thermogravimetric measurement indicates its high thermal stability up to 450 °C. In addition, JUC-112 exhibits the capability of separating water from alcohols, second-order nonlinear optical effect, and photoluminescence. Full article
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