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Special Issue "Advanced Functional Dyes"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Organic Synthesis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Chen-Yu Yeh

Department of Chemistry, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
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Interests: dye-sensitized solar cells; electrochemistry; hole-transporting materials; porphyrins; organic dyes; organic solar cells

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For thousands of years, organic dyes and pigments from natural materials, such as leaves, roots, bark, nuts, and flowers, have been used for coloration of silk, cotton, and wood by means of dyeing techniques. The first synthetic dye was discovered by British chemist William H. Perkin in 1856. Since then, thousands of organic dyes have been synthetized and widely used on a large scale for fibres, plastics, inks, paints, and liquids. In addition to traditional applications, organic dyes have attracted increasing attention for their high-technology applications in dye solar cells, photochromic materials, organic light emitting devices, organic semiconductor, hole-transporting materials, biological imaging, sensors, and photodynamic therapy. These dyes, the molecular structures of which are specifically designed, are named functional dyes.

In this respect, researchers working in this area are cordially invited to submit their manuscripts relevant to the synthesis, fundamental studies, or applications of functional dyes.

Prof. Dr. Chen-Yu Yeh
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.


  • Biological imaging
  • Electronic materials
  • Optical materials
  • Optoelectronics
  • Photochromic materials

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