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Topical Collection "Advances in Chemical Bond and Bonding"


Prof. Dr. Mihai V. Putz
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Laboratory of Structural and Computational Physical-Chemistry for Nanosciences and QSAR, Biology-Chemistry Department, West University of Timisoara, Str. Pestalozzi 16, 300115 Timisoara, Romania; and Laboratory of Renewable Energies-Photovoltaics, R&D National Institute for Electrochemistry and Condensed Matter –INCEMC–Timisoara; Str. Dr. Aurel Podeanu 144, 300569 Timișoara, Romania
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Interests: quantum physical chemistry; nanochemistry; reactivity indices and principles; electronegativity; density functional theory; path integrals; enzyme kinetics; QSAR; epistemology and philosophy of science
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Dear Colleagues,

Chemical Bonding is in the core of Chemistry. It actually defines Chemistry as an autonomous science, with a certain objective to study, understand, and develop; it also opens inter-, multi-, and trans-disciplinary junctions with other mathematical (including informatics), natural (physical and quantum) sciences, and with life (bio, eco, medical, pharma) sciences alike. Nevertheless, the fundamental research on unifying the chemical bonds recognized parallels on a different (and non-reductive) level the Great Unification of Forces in Nature as physics advocates; in this line, a foreseen Physicochemical Grand Unification of Forces would equally be a worthy project for humankind increasing knowledge of existence and betterment of life and of its expanding (given the universal nuclei-synthesis or nuclei-genesis, for instance, in cosmology). On the other side of chemical bond applications, various exotic chemical situations have been reported, such as sextupole bonds, nano- and bio-molecules, and carbon-based aggregates that need both conceptual and computational explanations and experimental analysis. The increased need for molecular design for assessing biotargets through pharmacophores, the practical demands of predictions of acute toxicity of medicines, and environmental waste compounds, all these actual realities of Chemistry, in both its principles and applications, deserve a special forum.

In this generous yet challenging context of the reality and manifesting reality of chemical bonding, the dedicated Topical Collection on “Advances in Chemical Bond and Bonding” in an open-access molecular-oriented science forum is both an academic, scholarly, and ultimately a social (including knowledge and economic growth by innovation) contribution to the present for future generations of materials and compounds, while having understood and controlled the chemical bond and interactions in nano- to maco-environments.

We kindly invite you to contribute papers, expanding on these and allied concepts, for a scientific understanding and control of chemical bonds for a better life and a sustainable environment in the 21st century.

Prof. Dr. Mihai V. Putz
Collection Editor

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  • atoms-in-molecules and chemical epistemology
  • bio-chemical and ligand-receptor interaction
  • carbon structures and bonding
  • chemical bonding and nanochemistry
  • chemical graph theory and chemical topology
  • electronegativity and chemical reactivity
  • computational and quantum chemistry
  • crystallography and solid-state chemistry
  • sustainable materials

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