Special Issue "Molecular Biomimetics and Materials Design"


A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Material Sciences and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2010)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Lyle Isaacs
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Website: http://www.chem.umd.edu/lyle-isaacs/
E-Mail: lisaacs@umd.edu
Phone: +1 301 405 1884
Fax: +1 301 314 9121
Interests: supramolecular chemistry; molecular recognition; molecular containers; molecular clips; glycoluril; cucurbit[n]urils; self-sorting; complex systems; supramolecular catalysis

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Kwang J. Kim
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557, USA
Website: http://wolfweb.unr.edu/homepage/kwangkim/
E-Mail: kwangkim@unr.edu
Interests: electroactive polymer; ionic polymer-metal composite; metal hydride actuator

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nature is unquestionably the pre-eminent chemist. One must only consider the myriad chemical reactions and non-covalent interactions that are ongoing simultaneous with exquisite control in both space and time to be awe inspired. A large number of chemists and biochemists are involved in the dissection of these complex biological systems by understanding the precise chemical behavior of each Natural component. Another segment of the chemical and biochemical community aims to apply the understanding of natural systems to create man-made molecules, materials, machines, and systems with complex structure and function. This special issue is dedicated to the chemistry of such biomimetic systems at the molecular, macromolecular, and materials levels. As such this special issue encompasses a broad range of topics of contemporary interest in chemistry.

Prof. Dr. Lyle Isaacs
Prof. Dr.Kwang J. Kim
Guest Editors


  • biomimetic systems
  • stimuli responsive materials
  • polymers
  • molecular machines
  • self-assembly
  • supramolecular
  • systems
  • sensing systems
  • surface chemistry
  • systems chemistry
  • complexity

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Published Papers (3 papers)

by , ,  and
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(1), 52-66; doi:10.3390/ijms11010052
Received: 31 October 2009; in revised form: 25 December 2009 / Accepted: 28 December 2009 / Published: 5 January 2010
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by , ,  and
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(2), 704-718; doi:10.3390/ijms11020704
Received: 31 December 2009; Accepted: 24 January 2010 / Published: 10 February 2010
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by ,  and
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(3), 789-806; doi:10.3390/ijms11030789
Received: 9 January 2010; Accepted: 24 February 2010 / Published: 26 February 2010
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