Cover Picture: Sol–Gel Coordination Chemistry: Building Catalysts from the Bottom-Up / Editorial: From Mesoporous Supports to Mesoporous Catalysts: Introducing Functionality to Mesoporous Materials (ChemCatChem 4/2013)

Authors

  • Dr. Elena Serrano,

    1. Molecular Nanotechnology Lab, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Alicante, Carretera San Vicente s/n, E-03690 Alicante (Spain), Fax: (+34) 965903454, www.ua.es/grupo/nanolab
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  • Dr. Noemi Linares,

    1. Molecular Nanotechnology Lab, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Alicante, Carretera San Vicente s/n, E-03690 Alicante (Spain), Fax: (+34) 965903454, www.ua.es/grupo/nanolab
    2. Current address: Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organo Metallici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy)
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  • Dr. Javier Garcia-Martinez,

    Corresponding author
    1. Molecular Nanotechnology Lab, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Alicante, Carretera San Vicente s/n, E-03690 Alicante (Spain), Fax: (+34) 965903454, www.ua.es/grupo/nanolab
    • Molecular Nanotechnology Lab, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Alicante, Carretera San Vicente s/n, E-03690 Alicante (Spain), Fax: (+34) 965903454, www.ua.es/grupo/nanolab
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  • Dr. Jesús. R. Berenguer,

    Corresponding author
    1. Departamento de Química-Centro de Investigación en Síntesis Química, Universidad de La Rioja, E-26006, Logroño (Spain), Fax: (+34) 941299621
    • Departamento de Química-Centro de Investigación en Síntesis Química, Universidad de La Rioja, E-26006, Logroño (Spain), Fax: (+34) 941299621
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  • Prof. Rafael Luque,

    1. Dpto. Química Orgánica, Universidad de Córdoba, Campus de Rabanales, Edif. Marie Curie, Ctra. Nnal. IV, Km 396, E14014 Córdoba, Spain
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  • Prof. Javier Garcia Martinez

    1. Molecular Nanotechnology Lab., Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Alicante, Carretera San Vicente s/n, E-03690 Alicante, Spain
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Abstract

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Building better catalysts from the bottom-up The cover picture shows how mesoporous catalysts can now be fabricated using building blocks containing a wide variety of chemical functionalities. In their Review on p. 844 ff., E. Serrano et al. describe the use of silicon alkoxide-terminated nanoparticles and metal complexes as building blocks in the preparation of functional mesoporous materials containing these moieties in their pore walls and their catalytic performance. In their Editorial of this Special Issue, R. Luque and J. Garcia Martinez expand on this idea and the potential of bottom-up strategies in the synthesis of better catalysts (p. 827 ff.).

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