Special Issue "Coordination Polymers"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2011)
Prof. Dr. Katharina M. Fromm (Website)
Department of Chemistry, University of Fribourg, Chemin du Musée 9, CH-1700, Fribourg, Switzerland
Interests: coordination polymers; ion conducting channel compounds; precursors for oxide materials; antimicrobial silver compounds; lithium ion battery electrode materials
Coordination polymers and metal-organic frameworks have attracted a lot of attention during the past 15 years of research. This is due to the fact that the combination of properties of organic ligands and metal ions allows to convey the final product properties, which would not exist in classical complexes or in each individual entity alone. Furthermore, the ability to tune the dimensionality of the final compound allows the control over materials' properties such as for example porosity or magnetism. From these properties derive a wide variety of applications, as for example gas storage or catalysis.Prof. Dr. Katharina M. Fromm