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Special Issue "Carbohydrate Chemistry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Carbohydrates, also called saccharides, are the most abundant biomolecules in nature and are found in all living organisms. Although well known as a source of energy and cell wall components, they act as the bioactive compounds “glycoconjugates”, in which mono- or oligosaccharide is covalently attached to proteins, lipids and other biomolecules. Glycoconjugates play pivotal roles in numerous biological events such as cell adhesion and immune response, and have therefore been attracting interest from not only biologists but also chemists. Carbohydrate chemistry has contributed to providing natural and non-natural products as powerful tools for the elucidation of their biological functions, leading to drug discovery.
This Special Issue of Molecules focuses on carbohydrate chemistry. We encourage authors to submit research papers describing new synthetic methodologies in oligosaccharide synthesis, including glycosylation and protection strategies. The development of glycosylation methods, protecting groups of carbohydrates, and the synthesis of carbohydrate-based compounds such as glycosidase inhibitors are also welcome.
Dr. Hidenori Tanaka
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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 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.
- protecting group
- carbohydrate-based compound