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Special Issue "Advances in Materials Derived from Polyhedral Boron Clusters"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 November 2017)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Piotr Kaszyński

Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Łódź 90-363, Poland; Department of Chemistry, University of Łódź, Łódź 91-403, Poland; Organic Materials Research Group, Department of Chemistry, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA
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Interests: carboranes; stable radicals; liquid crystals; magnetism; photophysics; photovoltaics; electro-optics; fundamental chemistry of boron clusters and radicals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Molecules is pleased to announce a Special Issue dedicated to materials chemistry of boron clusters. Owing their unique steric and electronic properties, polyhedral boranes are attractive structural elements for functional materials such as polymers, dendrimers, ionic liquids, liquid crystals that exhibit luminescent, nonlinear optical, electro-optical and redox properties, among the others. Interest in such specifically designed materials is rapidly increasing, as evident from recent literature reports, reviews and books.

This Special Issue of Molecules is dedicated to recent advances in synthesis, characterization and application of molecular and polymeric materials containing polyhedral boron clusters.

Prof. Dr. Piotr Kaszyński
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.


  • polyhedral borane clusters
  • carboranes
  • metallaboranes
  • polymers
  • crystal engineering
  • ionic liquids
  • liquid crystals
  • photophysics including nonlinear optics
  • fundamental chemistry of materials
  • applications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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