Special Issue "Design and Synthesis of Novel Conjugated and Non Conjugated Small Molecules"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 August 2015)
Dr. Panayiotis A. Koutentis
Department of Chemistry, University of Cyprus, P. O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
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Interests: heterocyclic chemistry; sulfur-nitrogen heterocycles; synthetic methods; azaacenes; zwitterionic acenes; stable organic radicals; biologically active heterocycles; isothiazoles; 1,2,3-dithiazoles; 1,2,6-thiadiazines;1,2,4-benzotriazines.
Small organic molecules are used in a wide array of applications across all areas of chemistry. However, a universal definition of what can be classified as a small molecule is lacking, and the definitions currently being used are application specific. For example, in biological chemistry the definition focuses on differentiating small molecules from biological ones (e.g., proteins, antibodies etc) while in materials chemistry the definition focuses on differentiating small molecules from polymers, large oligomers and dendrimers, etc. Nevertheless, regardless of the area of application, small molecules have clear common features which include: a) unambiguous, well defined structures that can be fully characterized; and b) identical copies can be reproducibly manufactured and modified via chemical synthesis.
Research articles covering the design and synthesis of small organic molecules in any area of chemistry are welcome for inclusion in this special issue of Molecules.
Dr. Panayiotis A. Koutentis
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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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 refereed through a 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.
- small molecules
- new chemical entities
- new molecule entities
- chemical synthesis
- materials chemistry
- organic semiconductors
- organic photovoltaics
- organic light emitting devices