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Special Issue "Bipyridines: Synthesis, Functionalization and Applications"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Victor Mamane

Institute of Chemistry (UMR 7177), University of Strasbourg, 1 Rue Blaise Pascal, 67000 Strasbourg, France
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Interests: organic chemistry; atropisomery; chirality; halogen and chalcogen bonds; 4,4’-bipyridine; enantioseparations; functionalization of carbon nanotubes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is dedicated to all aspects of bipyridine chemistry. Bipyridines represent the important family of heterocycles, having two pyridines directly linked together giving either symmetrical isomers (2,2′, 3,3′, and 4,4′) or asymmetrical ones (2,3′, 2,4′, and 3,4′). These compounds, especially the 2,2’ and 4,4’ isomers, are known as excellent ligands in coordination chemistry, with an impact in many fields including catalysis and material chemistry. Besides coordination to metals, the nitrogen atoms of bipyridines are able to interact with different molecules through non-covalent interactions (hydrogen or halogen bonds), leading to supramolecular structures with interesting properties. Another important aspect of bipyridine chemistry is the possibility of introducing chirality through ring functionalization or restricted rotation (atropisomery), thus increasing their importance in asymmetry-based applications. Finally, with regard to 4,4’-bipyridines, the quaternization of nitrogens generates viologens, which are known for their good electrochemical properties.

This Special Issue welcomes the submission of papers based on original research, or reviews that describe the synthesis of functionalized bipyridines and their applications, ranging from novel synthetic transformations to the design and development of new materials.

Dr. Victor Mamane
Guest Editor

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 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.


  • Atropisomery
  • Chirality
  • Catalysis
  • Coordination chemistry
  • Coordination polymers and MOFs
  • Ligand design
  • Non-covalent interactions
  • Synthetic methods
  • Viologens

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