Special Issue "Metal-Organic Frameworks Applied in Bone Disorders"

A special issue of Osteology (ISSN 2673-4036).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Susana Santos Braga
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Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: solid-solid reactions by mechanochemistry; cyclodextrin inclusion compounds; solubilisation of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs); local therapeutic systems for osteosarcoma and osteoporosis; antioxidant flavonoids and their Ru(II) complexes; natural and metallo-organic compounds for cytotoxic and biocidal activities; innovative medicines for leishmaniasis based on inorganic complexes and cyclodextrins
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Dr. Filipe Alexandre Almeida Paz
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Department of Chemistry, CICECO−Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: design of functional metal-organic frameworks; catalysis; photoluminescence; proton conductivity; new synthetic methods of MOFs; sensing; interconvertible MOFs; sustainable synthesis methods
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Research in metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) has changed in the last two decades, from simple crystallographic architectures to very complex new materials, ultimately redesigning the way that chemists (and scientists in general) look into traditional coordination chemistry. This rapid change has been very much motivated by the symbiotic combination of organic and inorganic components, which has allowed for the embodiment of materials with new, interesting properties.

MOFs designed for medicinal and biomedical engineering applications are reported in growing numbers. From drug delivery to cancer therapy and theranostics, these biomaterials are slowly making their way to use in human health. The expanding knowledge of their biocompatibility and metabolic fate is strongly contributing to this transition to clinics.

This Special Issue will create a forum for the presentation of the most relevant progress that has been made in the aforementioned particular class of MOFs and is dedicated to the treatment, management or diagnosis of bone disorders. The Special Issue will significantly benefit from the simultaneous contribution of original research articles and pertinent, critical review articles in this scientific field.

Dr. Susana Santos Braga
Dr. Filipe Alexandre Almeida Paz
Guest Editors

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. Osteology is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 1000 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.


  • Bio-MOFs 
  • Bone metabolism 
  • Drug delivery 
  • Bone-compatible materials 
  • Prosthetics 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Osteosarcoma 
  • Imaging techniques

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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