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Special Issue "New Trend in Supramolecular Chemistry of Nucleobases"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 158

Special Issue Editor

Structural Chemistry Research Group and X-ray Diffraction Laboratory, Chemistry Department, "Sapienza" University of Rome, 00191 Roma, Italy
Interests: supramolecular chemistry; crystal engineering; canonical and epigenetic nucleobases; hydrogen bond; halogen bond; X-ray single-crystal; X-ray powder diffraction; theoretical calculations; AFM
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The five natural nucleobases adenine, cytosine, guanine, thymine, and uracil participate in the self-assembly of DNA and RNA nucleic acids. As such, these nucleobases have been of great interest to researchers in a diverse range of fields. With the outbreak of research articles in the field of supramolecular chemistry and a better understanding of how molecules interact with each other, increased information has emerged on the complex supramolecular behavior of these nucleobases.

The goal of this Special Issue is to focus on the most recent advances in the field of the supramolecular chemistry of nucleobases and their analogues. Theoretical and experimental contributions dealing with chemical modifications and structural characterizations, structure–activity relationships, mechanism of interaction with simple organic molecules and metals of nucleobases, and their simple aggregates or small clusters are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Gustavo Portalone
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • DNA
  • RNA
  • nucleic acids
  • nucleobase
  • supramolecular chemistry
  • self-assembly
  • crystal engineering
  • molecular recognition
  • intermolecular interactions

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