Special Issue "The Self-Assembly and Design of Polyfunctional Nanosystems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 19 November 2020.
Interests: amphiphilic compound; cationic surfactants; self-assembly; polyfunctional supramolecular systems; polyelectrolytes; micellar catalysis; solubilization; drug delivery
Interests: supramolecular chemistry; calixarenes; cyclodextrins; surfactants; quantum dots; drug delivery systems; biomimetics; sensors
We invite you to contribute a full research paper or review article for peer-review and possible publication in our Special Issue “Self-Assembly and Design of Polyfunctional Nanosystems”. This Special Issue will be devoted to (i) fundamental aspects of self-assembly of amphiphilic compounds including surfactants, polymers, macrocycles, and mixed systems on their basis; (ii) potential application of these systems in practice, with special emphasis on drug delivery and other aspects of biomedicine; (iii) combination of aforementioned amphiphilic compounds with other nanomaterials resulting in new hybrid composite materials with diverse potential applications.
Prof. Lucia Ya. Zakharova
Prof. Ruslan R. Kashapov
Manuscript Submission Information
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- amphiphilic compounds
- supramolecular systems
- drug delivery
- bio- and nanotechnology
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Supramolecular Chirality in Azobenzene-Containing Polymer System: Traditional Postpolymerization Self-Assembly versus In Situ Supramolecular Self-Assembly Strategy
Abstract: Recently, the design of new supramolecular chiral materials has received a great deal of attention due to rapid developments in supramolecular chemistry and molecular self-assembly fields. Supramolecular chirality has been widely introduced into polymers containing photoresponsive azobenzene groups. On the one hand, supramolecular chiral structures of azobenzene-containing polymers (Azo-polymers) can be produced by nonsymmetric arrangement of azobenzene units through a noncovalent bond. On the other hand, the reversibility of the photoisomerization also enables control of the supramolecular organization of the azobenzene moieties within polymer structures. The construction of supramolecular chirality in Azo-polymeric self-assembled systems is very important for the further development of this field from both academic and practical points of view. Traditional methods for constructing supramolecular chirality in Azo-polymers mainly involve postpolymerization self-assembly strategy. The in situ supramolecular self-assembly strategy is a facile one pot method for the construction of well-defined supramolecular chirality during polymerization. In this review, supramolecular chirality of Azo-polymer systems constructed by traditional postpolymerization self-assembly and in situ supramolecular self-assembly strategies will be mainly discussed. Furthermore, we will also summarize the basic concepts, seminal studies, recent trends, and perspectives in the construction and applications of supramolecular chirality based on Azo-polymers with the hope to advance the development of supramolecular chiral chemistry.