Special Issue "Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2012)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Trinidad Velasco-Torrijos
Department of Chemistry, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Website: http://www.chemistry.nuim.ie/stafftrinidad.htm
E-Mail: trinidad.velascotorrijos@nuim.ie
Interests: carbohydrate chemistry; glycoconjugates; glycopeptides; glycolipids; glycomimetics, molecular scaffolds

Guest Editor
Dr. Vito Ferro
School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
Website: http://staff.scmb.uq.edu.au/staff/vito-ferro
E-Mail: v.ferro@uq.edu.au
Interests: carbohydrate chemistry; medicinal chemistry; heparanase inhibitors; heparan sulfate mimetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The complex and important role of carbohydrate conjugates in biological systems has been validated with the consolidation of the field of Glycobiology.  This has been prompted by tremendous advances in analytical techniques that have facilitated the isolation and structural characterization of complex glycoconjugates. However, the availability of these materials from natural sources is often very limited. Organic chemists have addressed this problem, and over the last few decades, the development of efficient glycosylation methodologies has allowed the synthesis of naturally occurring oligosaccharides and glycomimetics. These compounds not only serve as useful tools to glycobiologists, but are also of interest for their potential applications as therapeutics, in biomedical research and nanoscience.

There are still many unsolved challenges facing carbohydrate chemists, to name but a few, the improvement of the stereoselectivity of certain glycosylation reactions and the development of synthetic strategies that avoid lengthy protection/deprotection steps in the synthesis of oligosaccharides. In addition to this, a new role for carbohydrates as renewable raw materials is emerging, in view of the need to investigate sustainable chemical processes. The unique structural diversity, optical purity and natural availability of mono and oligosaccharides make them ideal candidates in this regard. We would like to invite scientists in these fields to submit research articles and comprehensive reviews addressing the above mentioned topics, and carbohydrate chemistry in general, for publication in this special issue.

Dr. Trinidad Velasco-Torrijos
Dr. Vito Ferro
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • carbohydrate chemistry
  • glycoconjugates
  • glycopeptides
  • glycolipids
  • glycomimetics
  • molecular scaffolds
  • sustainable carbohydrate raw materials
  • carbohydrate nanostructures
  • bioactive compounds

Published Papers (15 papers)

Molecules 2013, 18(3), 2571-2586; doi:10.3390/molecules18032571
Received: 9 October 2012; in revised form: 6 February 2013 / Accepted: 19 February 2013 / Published: 26 February 2013
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Molecules 2013, 18(1), 1270-1313; doi:10.3390/molecules18011270
Received: 26 October 2012; in revised form: 2 January 2013 / Accepted: 9 January 2013 / Published: 21 January 2013
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Molecules 2012, 17(10), 11978-11989; doi:10.3390/molecules171011978
Received: 13 July 2012; in revised form: 26 September 2012 / Accepted: 8 October 2012 / Published: 11 October 2012
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Molecules 2012, 17(10), 11877-11896; doi:10.3390/molecules171011877
Received: 23 July 2012; in revised form: 5 September 2012 / Accepted: 18 September 2012 / Published: 9 October 2012
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Molecules 2012, 17(10), 11346-11362; doi:10.3390/molecules171011346
Received: 31 July 2012; in revised form: 15 September 2012 / Accepted: 21 September 2012 / Published: 25 September 2012
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Molecules 2012, 17(9), 10065-10071; doi:10.3390/molecules170910065
Received: 10 July 2012; in revised form: 2 August 2012 / Accepted: 6 August 2012 / Published: 24 August 2012
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Molecules 2012, 17(8), 9912-9930; doi:10.3390/molecules17089912
Received: 4 July 2012; in revised form: 8 August 2012 / Accepted: 9 August 2012 / Published: 17 August 2012
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Molecules 2012, 17(8), 9790-9802; doi:10.3390/molecules17089790
Received: 28 June 2012; in revised form: 5 August 2012 / Accepted: 9 August 2012 / Published: 15 August 2012
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Molecules 2012, 17(8), 9590-9620; doi:10.3390/molecules17089590
Received: 9 July 2012; in revised form: 6 August 2012 / Accepted: 8 August 2012 / Published: 10 August 2012
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Molecules 2012, 17(8), 9559-9572; doi:10.3390/molecules17089559
Received: 18 June 2012; in revised form: 20 July 2012 / Accepted: 6 August 2012 / Published: 10 August 2012
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Molecules 2012, 17(8), 9023-9042; doi:10.3390/molecules17089023
Received: 21 June 2012; in revised form: 20 July 2012 / Accepted: 23 July 2012 / Published: 30 July 2012
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Molecules 2012, 17(8), 8908-8916; doi:10.3390/molecules17088908
Received: 29 June 2012; in revised form: 18 July 2012 / Accepted: 23 July 2012 / Published: 26 July 2012
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Molecules 2012, 17(6), 6658-6671; doi:10.3390/molecules17066658
Received: 11 April 2012; in revised form: 29 May 2012 / Accepted: 29 May 2012 / Published: 31 May 2012
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Molecules 2012, 17(5), 5013-5020; doi:10.3390/molecules17055013
Received: 29 March 2012; in revised form: 17 April 2012 / Accepted: 23 April 2012 / Published: 2 May 2012
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Molecules 2012, 17(4), 3818-3833; doi:10.3390/molecules17043818
Received: 9 February 2012; in revised form: 19 March 2012 / Accepted: 23 March 2012 / Published: 28 March 2012
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