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Special Issue "Applications of Supramolecular Anion Recognition"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Janusz Jurczak

Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kasprzaka 44/52, 01-224 Warsaw, Poland
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Interests: supramolecular chemistry; noncovalent interactions; dynamic combinatorial chemistry; anion recognition; chiral recognition; macrocycles; molecular receptors; stimuli-responsive receptors; stereocontrolled organic synthesis; high-pressure synthesis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Anions, being biologically active are omnipresent and crucial components for a proper existence of living matters, for example phosphates are relevant to the storage of genetic information being a part of ATP, DNA or RNA, while broadly spread anions of organic mono- and dicarboxylic acids take a part of catalytic cycles of living systems.

Reflection of such actions and mechanisms of naturally occurred molecular machinery let to constantly develop the domain of supramolecular chemistry. In particular, the synthesis and investigation of various artificial systems based on this concept that are capable of potent and selective molecular recognition of anions in a face of their prospective practical applications has still remained a great challenge.

Original research articles embracing fields of noncovalent interactions involving hydrogen bonding, van der Waals or π-π interactions, towards fundamental and advanced expansion on novel efficient artificial receptors of anions, functional supramolecular architectures, extraction of anions, transmembrane transport, supramolecular catalysis, etc. are greatly welcomed to contribute in this Special Issue of Molecules.

Prof. Janusz Jurczak
Guest Editor

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  • molecular recognition
  • functional supramolecular systems
  • supramolecular organocatalysis
  • noncovalent interactions
  • acyclic and macrocyclic receptors
  • anion sensors
  • anion transporters
  • supramolecular polymers

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