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Special Issue "Noncovalent Interactions: A Useful Tool for Crystal Design"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Jorge Echeverría

Departament de Química Inorgànica i Orgànica and Institut de Química Teòrica i Computacional IQTC-UB, Universitat de Barcelona, Martí i Franquès 1-11, 08028 Barcelona (Spain)
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Interests: supramolecular chemistry; noncovalent interactions; ab initio calculations; crystal design; bond theory; molecular devices; surface chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Noncovalent interactions have attracted increasing interest in recent years due to their primary role in a great variety of chemical and biological processes. Beyond classical hydrogen bonds, many other interactions have been described to date. Dihydrogen bonding, π-hole bonds, halogen bonding, π/π stacking or cation and anion-π are just a few examples of the great effort made by chemists to understand and rationalize intermolecular associations. Computational chemistry and the access to structural databases with thousands of references have been fundamental tools for the development of the field. Moreover, the use of noncovalent interactions to design new molecules, materials and crystals is becoming more and more popular.

This Special Issue aims at directing attention to the use of noncovalent interactions as a tool in supramolecular chemistry and crystal engineering. Hence, you are kindly invited to submit original research papers, both experimental and theoretical, involving applications and recent advancements in the field.

Dr. Jorge Echeverría
Guest Editor

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. Molecules 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 1800 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.


  • supramolecular chemistry

  • intermolecular interactions

  • noncovalent interactions

  • database analysis

  • crystal engineering

  • ab initio calculations

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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