Special Issue "Supramolecular Cage Complexes"


A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Bruno Therrien
Institute of Chemistry Avenue de Bellevaux 51 University of Neuchatel CH-2000 Neuchatel Switzerland
Website: http://www2.unine.ch/chs/page-10197.html
E-Mail: Bruno.Therrien@unine.ch

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleague,

Supramolecular cage complexes are entering a new era in which applications are becoming the highlights of publications while the structural aspects of the metalla-assemblies are relegated to basic characterizations. Known applications for supramolecular cage complexes include sensing, cavity controlled catalysis, host-guest-chemistry, drug delivery, and soon other applications will appear. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that I’m inviting you to submit your recent contributions in the field of supramolecular cage complexes for this special issue of Materials. Review, concept and research articles are welcomed for this special issue: The overall goal being to provide to the readers an overview of the field with an emphasis on the actual and future applications of supramolecular cage complexes.

Prof. Dr. Bruno Therrien
Guest Editor


Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs).


  • coordination chemistry
  • metalla-assemblies
  • host-guest chemistry
  • carceplex
  • bioinorganic
  • encapsulation
  • sensing
  • metalla-cycles

Published Papers (3 papers)

by , , , ,  and
Materials 2014, 7(1), 611-622; doi:10.3390/ma7010611
Received: 29 November 2013; in revised form: 9 January 2014 / Accepted: 9 January 2014 / Published: 22 January 2014
Show/Hide Abstract | Cited by 2 | PDF Full-text (876 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
abstract graphic

by , , ,  and
Materials 2014, 7(1), 287-301; doi:10.3390/ma7010287
Received: 1 October 2013; in revised form: 28 November 2013 / Accepted: 17 December 2013 / Published: 9 January 2014
Show/Hide Abstract | Cited by 3 | PDF Full-text (950 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text | Supplementary Files

by , ,  and
Materials 2013, 6(11), 5352-5366; doi:10.3390/ma6115352
Received: 1 October 2013; in revised form: 8 November 2013 / Accepted: 12 November 2013 / Published: 20 November 2013
Show/Hide Abstract | Cited by 3 | PDF Full-text (766 KB)

Last update: 1 July 2013

Materials EISSN 1996-1944 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert