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Special Issue "Supramolecular Functional Materials"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Sheshanath V Bhosale

Department of Chemistry, Goa University Taleigao Plateau, Goa 403 206, INDIA RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne VIC 3001, Australia
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Interests: nanomaterials; supramolecular chemistry; sensors; bioorganic chemistry; artificial photosynthesis; organic solar cells

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Understanding the nature of molecular assembly and the associated non-covalent interactions that connect complementary interacting molecular surfaces in biological ensembles is of central concern to structural biology and biochemistry. It is obvious that nature not only uses only covalent bonds for structure formation, but many different reversible non-covalent interactions including metal coordination, π-π interactions, hydrophobic forces, van der Waals forces, and hydrogen bonding in order to obtain the remarkable properties and functional capabilities of biological systems.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect molecular materials based on self-assembly approach. Furthermore, ultimate goal of the supramolecular chemists is to constructing macromolecular and supramolecular molecular nano-objects architectures with precise arrangement of multiple chromophores into functional nanosized structure utilising small organic molecules via bottom-up approach for advancing optoelectronic devices, sensors, catalysis, etc. Such synthesis approaches of “bottom-up” materials based on supramolecular chemistry can provide a solution to the size limitations of “top-down” approaches. Therefore, supramolecular architectures can also be used to assemble active components to mimic nature. The benefit to community of this research will be two-fold: It will enhance research standing in the scientific community and contribute to the commercial exploits of fundamental science.

This Special issue focused on organic small molecules which illustrating the suitability of newly developed nano and micro-structures for various applications, as well as describing novel molecular recognition through self-assembly approach to solve real life problems. We invite contributions of reviews and/or original papers reporting recent efforts in the field Supramolecular Functional Materials.

Prof. Sheshanath Bhosale
Guest Editor

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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. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Supramolecular biomaterials
  • Supramolecular Nanomaterials
  • Supramolecular Gels
  • Macromolecular chemistry
  • Self-assembly
  • Aggregation
  • Aggregation Induced Emission
  • Nanostructures
  • π-π interactions

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