Special Issue "Molecular Self-Assembly 2011"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jurriaan Huskens
Molecular Nanofabrication Group, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, TNW/MNF, PO Box 217, 7500AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Website: http://www.utwente.nl/tnw/mnf/People/academic_staff/prof_j_huskens/
E-Mail: j.huskens@utwente.nl
Phone: +31 53 4892995
Fax: +31 53 4894645
Interests: host-guest chemistry; cyclodextrins; multivalency; supramolecular surface chemistry; supramolecular materials; nanolithography; soft lithography

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Self-assembly provides a unique paradigm to obtain complex and functional molecular architectures in a spontaneous process from small building blocks. These building blocks are designed and preprogrammed with information which ensures the proper thermodynamic and structural properties of the resulting assembly. Essential features are therefore the tuning of inter- (and sometimes intra-) molecular interactions, the collective behavior of multiple interactions (multivalency, cooperativity), reversibility (potentially triggered by external stimuli) which allows error correction, and the expression of a function of the final assembly.

Self-assembly at surfaces can be particularly rewarding since the inherent immobilization and positioning allow characterization by surface analytical, amongst others single molecule, techniques and potential embedding in a device structure. Surfaces and interfaces play an ever larger role in supramolecular chemistry as this establishes the eminent position of supramolecular chemistry as a key enabler in nanotechnology.

The 2011 issue on molecular self-assembly invites the submission of papers on molecular self-assembly in the widest possible sense, ranging from solution systems to the assembly on surfaces and the application-oriented use of assembly in nanotechnology.

Prof. Dr. Jurriaan Huskens
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • self-assembly
  • supramolecular chemistry
  • nanotechnology
  • interfacial assembly
  • cooperativity
  • multivalency
  • dynamics

Published Papers (10 papers)

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(11), 7335-7351; doi:10.3390/ijms12117335
Received: 24 August 2011; in revised form: 19 October 2011 / Accepted: 20 October 2011 / Published: 26 October 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(9), 6357-6366; doi:10.3390/ijms12096357
Received: 28 August 2011; in revised form: 20 September 2011 / Accepted: 20 September 2011 / Published: 23 September 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(9), 5736-5746; doi:10.3390/ijms12095736
Received: 1 July 2011; in revised form: 9 August 2011 / Accepted: 22 August 2011 / Published: 7 September 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(9), 5719-5735; doi:10.3390/ijms12095719
Received: 1 August 2011; in revised form: 25 August 2011 / Accepted: 29 August 2011 / Published: 6 September 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(9), 5641-5651; doi:10.3390/ijms12095641
Received: 23 June 2011; in revised form: 12 August 2011 / Accepted: 23 August 2011 / Published: 2 September 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(8), 5406-5421; doi:10.3390/ijms12085406
Received: 20 July 2011; in revised form: 9 August 2011 / Accepted: 15 August 2011 / Published: 22 August 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(8), 5187-5199; doi:10.3390/ijms12085187
Received: 13 June 2011; in revised form: 30 July 2011 / Accepted: 10 August 2011 / Published: 15 August 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(8), 5157-5167; doi:10.3390/ijms12085157
Received: 4 July 2011; in revised form: 4 July 2011 / Accepted: 10 August 2011 / Published: 15 August 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(7), 4637-4646; doi:10.3390/ijms12074637
Received: 16 June 2011; in revised form: 7 July 2011 / Accepted: 8 July 2011 / Published: 18 July 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(4), 2232-2241; doi:10.3390/ijms12042232
Received: 14 February 2011; in revised form: 24 March 2011 / Accepted: 25 March 2011 / Published: 1 April 2011
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Last update: 26 February 2014

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