Special Issue "Research of Organic Chemical Molecules and Materials for Biological Applications"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Assoc. Prof. Shin-ichi Kawaguchi
Guest Editor
Center for Education and Research in Agricultural Innovation, Faculty of Agriculture, Saga University, Saga, Japan
Interests: organic synthesis; organic reaction; bioactive molecules; natural resources; phosphorus chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Organic molecules and biology are closely related. Some organic molecules act on living organisms, and new bioactive organic molecules are still being discovered. This has led to the creation of new drugs. Artificial organic molecules and materials that mimic biological mechanisms have also been developed. On the other hand, biological materials can be used as resources for organic molecules. Various organic molecules play an important role as tools in the field of chemical biology.

Based on this background, This Special Issue covers researches of organic chemical molecules and materials for biological applications, particularly including synthetic methods of them, discovery of bioactive compounds from plants, algae, etc., showing biological properties of organic molecules, and biomaterials. Full papers, communications, and mini-reviews are welcomed in the issue.

Assoc. Prof. Shin-ichi Kawaguchi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • bioactive molecules
  • natural products
  • biological materials
  • biological mechanisms
  • chemical biology
  • biomaterial

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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