Professor Colón’s book titled “Tailored Organic-Inorganic Materials” was just published by Wiley

05/12/ 2015

Together with Dr. Ernesto Brunet of the Autonomous University of Madrid and Dr. Abraham Clearfield of Texas A&M University, Professor Jorge L. Colón edited a book, “Tailored Organic-Inorganic Materials”, which was just published by John Wiley & Sons.

This book explores the limitless ability to design new materials by layering clay materials within organic compounds. Assembly, properties, characterization, and current and potential applications are offered to inspire the development of novel materials.

  • Coincides with the government's Materials Genome Initiative, to inspire the development of green, sustainable, robust materials that lead to efficient use of limited resources
  • Contains a thorough introductory and chemical foundation before delving into techniques, characterization, and properties of these materials
  • Applications in biocatalysis, drug delivery, and energy storage and recovery are discussed
  • Presents a case for an often overlooked hybrid material: organic-clay materials

Colón contributed a chapter in this book, in collaboration with his graduate student Barbara Casañas, titled “Drug Carriers Based on Zirconium Phosphates Nanoparticles” in which recent work in his laboratory on zirconium phosphate nanoparticles as drug delivery agents for anticancer drugs are discussed as well as new work on using these materials for delivery of neurological agents.  In addition, his former Ph.D. student, Dr. Agustín Díaz, coauthor another chapter in the book, in collaboration with Professor Abraham Clearfield, titled “Zirconium Phosphate Nanoparticles and Their Extraordinary Properties”.

The book is available at the Wiley website as both Hardcover and E-book formats.  Individual chapters can also be downloaded digitally.The webpage for the book is

and the webpage for each individual chapter can be accessed at