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Special Issue "Non-Natural Multi-Heteroatom Heterocycles: New Chemical Space"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Panayiotis A. Koutentis

Department of Chemistry, University of Cyprus, P. O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
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Phone: 0035722892783
Interests: heterocyclic chemistry; sulfur-nitrogen heterocycles; synthetic methods; azaacenes; zwitterionic acenes; stable organic radicals; biologically active heterocycles; isothiazoles; 1,2,3-dithiazoles; 1,2,6-thiadiazines;1,2,4-benzotriazines
Guest Editor
Dr. Andreas S. Kalogirou

Department of Life Sciences, School of Sciences, European University Cyprus, 6 Diogenis Str., Engomi, P.O. Box 22006, 1516 Nicosia, Cyprus

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Owing to the ever-increasing competitiveness within the chemical industries, there is a need to discover and develop new chemical space. New chemical structures offer competitive advantages for securing intellectual property (IP) rights. Many new and potentially useful chemicals are regularly discovered from natural sources, which is a rich pool of unusual chemical structures. Nevertheless, chemical structures that arise from nature can lead to difficulties in securing and upholding IP as these can be the subject of counter claims of ‘bio-piracy’.

A complementary source of new chemical space comes from the exploration of unusual heterocyclic systems that are rich in heteroatoms. Many such systems are not available from natural sources but are man-made. Often, chemical techniques that are alien to nature’s own synthetic tool box are needed to create and develop these heterocycles.

This Special Issue focuses on the synthesis, chemistry, applications and theoretical studies of such multi-heteroatom heterocycles whose core heterocyclic structure has not yet been reported in any structure derived from natural sources.

Prof. Dr. Panayiotis A. Koutentis
Dr. Andreas S. Kalogirou
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.


  • heterocycle
  • heteroarene
  • hetarene
  • synthesis
  • medicinal, agrochemical, materials
  • computational
  • theoretical
  • crystallography
  • chemical space

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