Functional porous materials with intrinsic periodic (sub) nanometric pores, such as microporous zeolites, mesoporous silica, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), and covalent organic frameworks (COFs), have found wide applications because of their excellent adsorption, separation, ion-exchange, and catalytic properties. In 2017, the international collaboration project on “Functional Nanoporous Materials” was initiated in Jilin University. Under the framework of this project, an international collaboration network was established with the aim of addressing energy and environmental challenges via the design, synthesis, and application of functional porous materials. To date, more than 100 researchers from over 20 countries/regions have participated in this project, making important contribution to the recent prosperity of functional porous materials.
The project is led by Professor Jihong Yu, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Director of the International Center of Future Science of Jilin University. The foreign collaborator, Professor Avelino Corma from Universitat Politècnica de València, member of Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain, serves as the leading scientist of this project.
To showcase the cooperation achievements in this research project, Angewandte Chemie and Advanced Materials launch a joint special issue on Functional Porous Materials Chemistry. This special issue highlights the achievements of the international collaborations between Jilin University and her global partners, including the University of California, Berkeley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University College London, University of Manchester, ETH Zurich, University of Strasbourg, Eindhoven University of Technology, Stockholm University, KU Leuven, University of Queensland, University of Tokyo, Nanyang Technological University and other internationally renowned universities, in this interdisciplinary area of research.
The special issue of Angewandte Chemie includes 45 research articles, communications and reviews, focusing on the synthesis and modification of functional porous materials such as zeolites, MOFs, and their applications in adsorption, separation, thermal/optical/electrocatalysis, electrochemical energy storage, aggregation-induced emission, etc. The special issue of Advanced Materials features 18 reviews covering the synthesis, characterization, and application of various types of functional porous materials and highlights the recent advance in functional porous materials.
This joint special issue only highlights some of the recent progress in functional porous materials, and we can look forward to many exciting innovations in this area via collaboration and interdisciplinary integration, which will make a continuously growing impact on the sustainable development of our societies.
Angewandte Chemie: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/15213773/2020/59/44
Advanced Materials: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/15214095/2020/32/44