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Special Issue "Coordination Chemistry for Devices and Functional Materials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2017

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Piersandro Pallavicini

Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Pavia, viale Taramelli, 12, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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Interests: coordination chemistry; supramolecular chemistry; fluorescent sensors; inorganic nanoparticles; antibacterial inorganic materials; photothermal nanoparticles
Guest Editor
Dr. Giacomo Dacarro

Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Pavia, viale Taramelli, 12, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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Interests: coordination chemistry; supramolecular chemistry; inorganic nanoparticles; surface functionalization; antibacterial inorganic materials; photothermal nanoparticles

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are calling for your significant contributions for the Special Issue: “Coordination Chemistry for Molecular Devices and Functional Materials”. Thanks to the versatility of metal–ligand interactions and thanks to the rich and tunable thermodynamic, kinetic, optical and electrochemical properties of metal complexes, coordinative chemistry allows a powerful and always evolving approach to systems such as molecular devices and functional materials. These range from the single-molecule dimensions to bulk materials and include nanoparticles and functionalized surfaces, while their applications range from the biomedical to the clean energy area.

Accordingly, the Issue will cover the following topics: (i) coordination complexes for molecular, supramolecular and nano devices; (ii) sensing and tracking metal cations and molecules through coordinative interactions; (iii) metal complexes for biomedical applications; (iv) functional bulk materials based on coordinative interactions.

I hope this topic is of interest to you as we are taking the opportunity to look at recent developments as well as exploring the future scope in this field.

Prof. Dr. Piersandro Pallavicini
Prof. Dr. Giacomo Dacarro
Guest Editors

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.


  • Molecular sensors;
  • Molecular devices
  • Coordinative materials
  • Functional nanoparticles
  • Metal complexes
  • Luminescent complexes
  • Metal complexes in medicine

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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