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Special Issue "Characterization Techniques in Supramolecular Chemistry"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Analytical Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Andreas Hennig

Department of Life Sciences and Chemistry, Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany
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Interests: supramolecular chemistry; membrane transport; fluorescent probes and sensors; photophysics; optical spectroscopy; bioanalytical applications; enzyme assays; surfaces and interfaces; (nano)bioconjugation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

From its infancy in the synthesis, design, and physicochemical investigation of host–guest complexes, supramolecular chemistry has evolved to become a highly interdisciplinary and largely diversified field. It naturally intersects with other scientific areas, because the weak, noncovalent forces that govern supramolecular host–guest complexes are also responsible for the selective association of other molecules. As a consequence, exciting developments for many real and potential applications in the life sciences, materials sciences, and nanosciences can be foreseen.

At the same time, the supramolecular concepts to build up materials and systems with fascinating, emergent properties require a broad range of modern characterization methods and instrumental techniques to investigate supramolecular systems. This includes, for example, NMR spectroscopy, crystallography, isothermal titration calorimetry, mass spectrometry, single molecule spectroscopy, electrochemisty, various steady-state and time-resolved optical spectroscopic methods, as well as functional assays.

For this Special Issue, I would like to kindly invite you to submit review and original research articles on all aspects of characterizing supramolecular systems.

Dr. Andreas Hennig
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. Molecules 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 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.


  • supramolecular chemistry
  • self-assembly
  • self-organization
  • characterization
  • UV/VIS spectroscopy
  • isothermal titration calorimetry
  • NMR spectroscopy
  • binding thermodynamics and kinetics

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