Special Issue "Advances in Self-Assembly of Organic Molecules"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Vance Williams
Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby B.C., V5A 1S6, Canada
Interests: organic synthesis; liquid crystals; conjugated polymers; gels; self-assembly; molecular recognition; electronic materials; photochromism; novel aromatic systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Self-assembly governs an enormous array of processes in chemistry, biology, and physics, giving rise to structures that range from nanoscale clusters of molecules to much larger assemblages such as the protein shells of viruses. Self-assembled encompasses one-dimensional supramolecular polymers, two-dimensional monolayers at interfaces, and three-dimensional crystals. The sheer variety of self-assembled structures found in nature is breathtaking in scope, and scientists have only barely begun to unpack the rules underlie the formation organized supramolecular entities.

This Special Issue explores the latest efforts to understand the structure–property relationships that govern self-assembly in both solution and the solid state, with a focus on the rational design of new organic materials.

Dr. Vance Williams
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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

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  • Self-assembly
  • Supramolecular
  • Organic chemistry
  • Structure–property relationships

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