Special Issue "Supramolecular Chirality"


A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Victor Borovkov
Department of Applied Chemistry, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
E-Mail: victrb@chem.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp
Phone: +81 6 6879 4128
Fax: +81 6 6879 7923
Interests: induced chirality; chirality transfer; supramolecular chirality; chiral chromophores; circular dichroism; chiral materials and surfaces

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Supramolecular chirality is a newly emerging interdisciplinary field of science, being an intelligent combination of supramolecular chemistry and chirality. This phenomenon deals with all aspects of chirality (generation, transfer, amplification, modulation, memorizing) upon noncovalent interactions. Supramolecular chirality is a rapidly growing area of research and directly relates to many natural processes, artificial systems and modern technologies. It is widely observable and plays a crucial role in various biological self-assemblies, such as DNA/RNA, proteins, membranes, photosynthetic apparatus, etc. Besides, this field has an immediate positive impact in such important applications as molecular and chiral recognition, asymmetric synthesis and catalysis, chemical and chiroptical sensors, chiral separation and stereochemical assignment, material sciences and nanotechnology, medicine and biomimetic investigations, among others.

The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight, as fully as possible, all aspects of supramolecular chirality as in natural/physical sciences and in modern technologies. First of all, comprehensive reviews on a particular subject and accounts of research work describing one or several scientific fields in connection with supramolecular chirality (such as “Supramolecular Chirality in …”) are especially welcome. However, any other kind of paper: full research paper, communication, technical note, short overview or comment will also be taken into consideration.

Dr. Victor Borovkov
Guest Editor


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  • supramolecular chirality
  • supramolecular chemistry
  • asymmetry
  • chirality
  • noncovalent interactions
  • host-guest chemistry
  • self-assembly
  • aggregation
  • chiroptical spectroscopy

Published Papers (3 papers)

Symmetry 2014, 6(2), 256-294; doi:10.3390/sym6020256 (doi registration under processing)
Received: 18 March 2014; in revised form: 18 April 2014 / Accepted: 21 April 2014 / Published: 23 April 2014
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Symmetry 2014, 6(2), 210-221; doi:10.3390/sym6020210
Received: 28 February 2014; in revised form: 31 March 2014 / Accepted: 1 April 2014 / Published: 10 April 2014
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Symmetry 2014, 6(2), 189-209; doi:10.3390/sym6020189
Received: 12 February 2014; in revised form: 2 April 2014 / Accepted: 2 April 2014 / Published: 8 April 2014
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Last update: 14 April 2014

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