Special Issue "Molecular Recognition and Sensors, Including Molecular Imprinting"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2008)
Dr. Shu-Kun Lin (Website)
MDPI AG, St. Alban-Anlage 66, CH-4052 Basel, Switzerland
Interests: Gibbs paradox; entropy; symmetry; similarity; diversity; information theory; thermodynamics; process irreversibility or spontaneity; stability; nature of the chemical processes; molecular recognition; open access journals
- Molecular complementarity and complementarity rule: host and guest interaction, hydrogen bonding, metal coordination, electrostatic effects; receptor-ligand, antigen-antibody, DNA-protein, sugar-lectin, RNA-ribosome; ‘key–lock’ interactions
- Molecular similarity and similarity rule: hydrophobic forces, pi-pi interactions, etc.
- Supramolecular systems; imprinted polymers; chemoenzymatic systems; molecular biomimetics; DNA-based nanodevices; aptamers; molecular beacons; antigens; synthetic ion channels and pores; nanopores and nanotubes; organic-inorganic hybrid materials; supramolecular assemblies; metal-dye complexes; high-affinity chelators; self-assembled monolayers; cavitands including cyclodextrins, calixarenes and cucurbiturils; artificial receptors
- Chiral discrimination and enantioselectivity; selective recognition of anions, cations and small molecules, etc.