Special Issue "Developments in Organic Dyes and Pigments"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2015)
The recent open literature is replete with reports pertaining to the design, synthesis and characterization of novel dyes and pigments, making it clear that this field continues to provide fertile ground for interesting and fruitful discoveries. As one would imagine, these reports are scattered across numerous types of journals, books, and patents, requiring most investigators to sort through a wide scope of materials to capture the diversity of available information. With this in mind, a key goal of the present Special Issue of Materials is to begin to bring together research and review papers pertaining to important recent developments in the dyes and pigments domain. It is envisioned that the coverage will involve current developments in the molecular design, synthesis, characterization, and application of organic and inorganic colorants for the visible and near-infrared regions. In this regard, colorants for use in food, drug, cosmetic and hair products, in digital printing and photography, in medical applications such as cancer phototherapy and biomedical assays, in solar energy capture and storage, optical imaging, and color laser marking for document security constitute the focus of this Special Issue. In addition, ongoing risk assessments pertaining to certain synthetic dyes make the environmental properties of dyes an obvious topic to include. While this issue will not be exhaustive in scope, it will provide a beneficial step forward and, therefore, be of interest to academic and industrial researchers, making it an important resource for both settings.
Prof. Dr. Harold Freeman
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- colorants for digital printing
- functional dyes and pigments
- medical dyes
- molecular design
- natural dyes
- dyes for photography
- dyes for solar cells
- hair dyes
- textile dyes
- inorganic colorants