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


  • W. Schmidt
    Max Planck Institut (MPI) für Kohlenforschung, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1, D-45470, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany


  • P. Dietzel
    Dept. of Chemistry, University of Bergen, Allegt. 41, N-5007, Bergen, Norway
  • F. Kleitz
    Department of Inorganic Chemistry - Functional Materials, University of Vienna, Wahringer Strasse 42, 1090, Vienna, Austria
  • H. Pastore
    University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
  • S.L. Suib
    Dept. of Chemistry, University of Connecticut, 55 N. Eagleville Rd., Storrs, Connecticut, CT 06269-3060, USA
  • P. Wu
    Dept. of Chemistry, Shanghai Key Lab. of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, East China Normal University, North Zhongshan Rd. 3663, 200062, Shanghai, China

Founding Editor

  • J. Weitkamp
    Stuttgart, Germany

Emeritus Editor-in-Chief:

  • M. Stöcker
    Oslo, Norway

Editorial Board

  • G.B. Bellussi
    San Donato Milanese, Italy
  • J. Caro
    Hannover, Germany
  • A. Clearfield
    College Station, Texas, USA
  • P. Cool
    Antwerpen, Belgium
  • D.R. Corbin
    Wilmington, Delaware, USA
  • A. Corma Canós
    Valencia, Spain
  • M.E. Davis
    Pasadena, California, USA
  • M. Derewinski
    Krakow, Poland
  • S. Ernst
    Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • F. Fajula
    Montpellier, France
  • H. Frei
    Berkeley, California, USA
  • M. Garg
    Dehra Dun, India
  • R.F. Howe
    Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
  • 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, USA
  • T. Sano
    Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
  • R.A. Schoonheydt
    Heverlee, Belgium
  • F. Schüth
    Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
  • J. Sjøblom
    Trondheim, Norway
  • O. Terasaki
    Stockholm, Sweden
  • D.N. Theodorou
    Athens, Greece
  • R.W. Thompson
    Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
  • Y. Traa
    Stuttgart, Germany
  • M. Tsapatsis
    Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • H. van Bekkum
    Delft, Netherlands
  • R.-R. Xu
    Changchun, Jilin Province, China