Special Issue "Chemistry of Macrocycles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2019
Dr. Kieran Nolan
Over the past one hundred years, macrocycle chemistry has played a dominant role in the development of modern chemistry. In the past, the chemistry of macrocycles has offered rich opportunities with respect to modern industrial applications that include colorants, metal extractants, information storage, catalysis, chemical sensing, separation science, marketed cancer/eye therapies, and even molecular machines, to name just a few. More recently, over the past 15 years, macrocycles have re-emerged as excellent candidates in the areas of self-assembly, small molecule encapsulation, sustainable energy production, theranostics, drug design, and drug delivery. Furthermore, with the design and creation of new macrocycle metal organic frameworks, the path to the invention of new materials for heterogeneous catalysis and small molecule/gas sorption/storage has arrived.
Aside from industrial applications, over the past fifty years, macrocycle chemistry has afforded chemists in the field a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate creativity and ingenuity in the design, preparation, and isolation of some very elegant molecular scaffolds.
This Special Issue will feature the more recent developments in macrocyclic chemistry, with emphasis on the design and application of macrocycles in drug design, drug delivery, catalysis, self-assembly, sensors/theranostics, and macrocyclic metal organic frameworks. Both original papers and review articles are welcome.
Dr. Kieran Nolan
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- drug development
- drug design, drug delivery
- molecular recognition—sensors, catalysis
- macrocycle inorganic hybrids, metal organic frameworks
- extractants, coordination chemistry