Microporous and Mesoporous Materials covers novel and significant aspects of porous solids classified as either microporous (pore size up to 2 nm) or mesoporous (pore size 2 to 50 nm). The porosity should have a specific impact on the material properties or application. Typical examples are zeolites and zeolite-like materials, pillared materials, clathrasils and clathrates, carbon molecular sieves, ordered mesoporous materials, organic/inorganic porous hybrid materials, or porous metal oxides. Both natural and synthetic porous materials are within the scope of the journal.

Topics which are particularly of interest include:

  • All aspects of natural microporous and mesoporous solids
  • The synthesis of crystalline or amorphous porous materials
  • The physico-chemical characterization of microporous and mesoporous solids, especially spectroscopic and microscopic
  • The modification of microporous and mesoporous solids, for example by ion exchange or solid-state reactions
  • All topics related to diffusion of mobile species in the pores of microporous and mesoporous materials
  • Adsorption (and other separation techniques) using microporous or mesoporous adsorbents
  • Catalysis by microporous and mesoporous materials
  • Host/guest interactions
  • Theoretical chemistry and modelling of host/guest interactions
  • All topics related to the application of microporous and mesoporous materials in industrial catalysis, separation technology, environmental protection, electrochemistry, membranes, sensors, optical devices, etc.

The journal publishes original research papers, short communications, review articles and letters to the editor.

Editorial board


  • H. Pastore
    Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil


  • P. Dietzel
    Bergen University Department of Chemistry, Allégaten 41, 5007, Bergen, Norway
  • F. Kleitz
    University of Vienna Department of Inorganic Chemistry-Functional Materials, Wien, Austria
  • E.C. Lima PhD
    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Chemistry Institute, Avenida Bento Gonçalves 9500, PO Box 15003, 91540-000, PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil
  • S. Mintova PhD
    National College of Engineers of Caen, 1 rue Grandville, BP 20451, F - 54001, Caen, France
  • H. Pastore
    State University of Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
  • S.L. Suib
    University of Connecticut Department of Chemistry, 55 N. Eagleville Rd., CT 06269-3060, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America
  • Y. Wei PhD
    Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences, 457 Zhongshan Road, 116023, Dalian, China
  • P. Wu
    East China Normal University Department of Chemistry, North Zhongshan Rd. 3663, 200062, Shanghai, China

Founding Editor

  • J. Weitkamp
    Stuttgart, Germany

Emeritus Editor-in-Chief

  • M. Stöcker
    Oslo, Norway

Editorial Board

  • H. van Bekkum
    Delft, Netherlands
  • G.B. Bellussi
    San Donato Milanese, Italy
  • J. Caro
    Hannover, Germany
  • A. Clearfield
    College Station, Texas, United States of America
  • P. Cool
    Antwerp, Belgium
  • D.R. Corbin
    Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America
  • A. Corma Canós PhD
    Valencia, Spain
  • M.E. Davis
    Pasadena, California, United States of America
  • M. Derewinski
    Krakow, Poland
  • S. Ernst
    Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • F. Fajula
    Montpellier, France
  • H. Frei
    Berkeley, California, United States of America
  • M. Garg
    Dehradun, India
  • R.F. Howe
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom
  • H. Jobic
    Villeurbanne, France
  • J. Karger
    Leipzig, Germany
  • V. Kaucic
    Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • M Lindén
    Ulm, Germany
  • C.T. O'Connor
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • J.A. Patarin
    Mulhouse, France
  • T.J. Pinnavaia
    East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
  • T. Sano
    Hiroshima, Japan
  • R.A. Schoonheydt
    Heverlee, Belgium
  • F. Schüth
    Mulheim, Germany
  • J. Sjøblom
    Trondheim, Norway
  • O. Terasaki
    Stockholm, Sweden
  • D.N. Theodorou
    Zografos, Greece
  • R.W. Thompson
    Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America
  • Y. Traa
    Stuttgart, Germany
  • M. Tsapatsis
    Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
  • R.-R. Xu
    Changchun, China