Special Issue "Stable Organic Radicals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: organic radicals; diradicals and high spin polyradicals; molecule-based magnets including metal-radical magnets; self-assembly and supramolecular interactions; magneto-structural correlations; magnetic sensors and probes; applications in chemistry, biology, and medicine
The versatility and wide potential of stable organic radicals have continued to allow the discovery of unique and sometimes unexpected properties and functions that are being utilized in functional devices. Cutting-edge research in the field of chemistry and the application of stable radicals have been performed based on clearly defined strategic objectives as well as an emergent approach that comes from unpredicted discoveries. Only a decade or so has passed since stable high-spin molecules with parallel spin alignment (triplet diradicals) were developed. Also recently, there have been widespread efforts aimed at developing new materials with technologically relevant properties (magnetism, conductivity, recharging battaries) for which stable radicals are excellent functioanal blocks due to the presence of unpaired electrons. Polymer chemistry received a significant boost after the development of stable-radical-mediated living radical polymerization processes. Nowadays, stable radicals play an important role as spin probes for the investigation and real-time monitoring of microstructure and membrane dynamics, metabolism and oxygenation, and the pH and redox status in cellular systems for studying the dynamics in biological systems.
This Special Issue aims to attract contributions on all aspects of the chemistry and application of stable organic radicals to stimulate inter-science exchange with ideas and opinions, providing mutual benefits and further progress in the synthesis, study, and new applications of stable organic radicals and their derivatives.
Prof. Dr. Evgeny Tretyakov
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- organic radicals
- diradicals and high spin polyradicals
- molecule-based magnets including metal-radical magnets
- self-assembly and supramolecular interactions
- magneto-structural correlations
- magnetic sensors and probes
- applications in chemistry, biology, and medicine