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Special Issue "Noncovalent Interactions in Synthesis and Design of Materials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. M. Fátima C. Guedes da Silva
Guest Editor
Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: X-ray diffraction analysis; metal polynuclear assemblies and supramolecular structures; activation of small molecules; metal mediated synthesis and catalysis; molecular electrochemistry and electrocatalysis; mechanistic investigation by digital simulation of cyclic voltammetry
Prof. Matti Haukka
Guest Editor
University of Jyväskylä, Department of Chemistry, Finland
Interests: metallopolymers; noncovalent polymers; halogen bonding

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Noncovalent interactions play a fundamental role in supramolecular chemistry, crystal engineering, drug design, molecular biology, sensing applications, and many other research fields in the chemical sciences. In the last decade, σ-hole bonds (halogen, chalcogen, pnictogen and tetrel) have gained more interest in various areas, including supramolecular chemistry and materials chemistry. Computational and experimental investigations showed that these interactions can be comparable in strength to hydrogen bonding and π-interactions, and can also be structurally and/or functionally relevant. Furthermore, the establishment of a general/regular series of International Conferences on Noncovalent Interactions (ICNI), the first one to be held on 2-6 September 2019 in Lisbon, is under progress, and this series will be followed every two years, in odd numbered years (2021, 2023, etc.).

This Special Issue of Molecules aims to collected papers from ICNI, covering all types of noncovalent interactions used in the synthesis and design of materials. We hope that the conference will provide an intimate atmosphere for both experimentalists and theoreticians to freely present and exchange new ideas. The invited speakers will be leading international scientists in this area. Participants of the ICNI are cordially invited to contribute original research papers or reviews to this Special Issue of Molecules.

All submissions from the participants of the ICNI2019 will enjoy a 20% discount on APC.

Prof. M. Fátima C. Guedes da Silva
Prof. Matti Haukka
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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. 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 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.


  • Noncovalent interactions
  • Synthesis
  • Design of materials
  • Catalysis
  • Hydrogen bonding
  • Halogen bonding
  • π-π interactions
  • cation-π interactions
  • anion-π interactions

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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