Special Issue "Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Valentine P. Ananikov

N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
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Interests: molecular complexity and transformations; metal complexes and nanoparticles; development of new generation of highly-active nanosized and molecular catalysts; mechanistic studies of chemical reactions by experimental and theoretical methods

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure for me to invite you to submit a manuscript to 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 and transient hybrid systems. Combining individual contributions from these areas will allow us to produce a most impactful journal 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. Top-notch scientific reports on nanoparticle catalysis, dynamic catalysis or “сocktail-type” catalysis are highly welcomed and definitely fall within the scope of this Special Issue.

Thus, submissions regarding Stable hybrid systems or Transient hybrid systems are cordially invited.

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.

Prof. Dr. Valentine P. Ananikov
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nanomaterials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • hybrid nanomaterials
  • organic nanomaterials
  • inorganic nanoparticles
  • composite materials
  • nanomaterials for catalysis
  • polymeric nanomaterials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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