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Special Issue "Noncovalent Interactions and Supramolecular Complex Formation"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 August 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Jennifer R Hiscock

School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NH, UK
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Interests: hydrogen bonded host–guest complex formation; self-association; predicting supramolecular complex formation; supramolecular gel formation; novel antimicrobial development Photo:

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is related to the Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Meeting (MASC19). This conference is to be held at the University of Kent (UK) on the 16th–17th December, 2019.

The Best Special Issue Paper Award (400 CHF, a certificate, and a chance to participate in the conference) will be selected from this Special Issue by an evaluation panel consisting of the Guest Editor and members from the Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Meeting (2019) organising committee.

Since supramolecular chemistry was first established in the 1980s, there is no doubt growth within this area of science has led to ground-breaking advances for those interdisciplinary fields, which contribute but are not limited to the development of: Molecular sensors; materials; catalysts; bio-inspired synthetic systems; and novel drug delivery technologies. In more recent times, supramolecular chemistry has made a step-change from fundamental science to producing commercial products readily used in everyday life. However, it remains without question that these real-life applications of supramolecular chemistry have been achieved and will continue to be made possible through the investigation, understanding, and use of noncovalent bond formation at a fundamental level.

All researchers working directly within, or in areas related to, the field of Supramolecular Chemistry, are cordially invited to contribute original research papers or reviews to this Special Issue of Molecules. The aim of this Special Issue is to celebrate and further highlight the importance of novel fundamental and applied studies which focus around the formation of noncovalent interactions.

Dr. Jennifer R Hiscock
Guest Editor

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.

Keywords

  • Noncovalent interactions
  • Complex formation
  • Self-association
  • Sensors
  • Materials
  • Macrocycle
  • Rotaxane
  • Cage formation

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Investigating the Influence of Steric Hindrance on Selective Anion Transport
Molecules 2019, 24(7), 1278; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24071278
Received: 21 March 2019 / Revised: 1 April 2019 / Accepted: 1 April 2019 / Published: 2 April 2019
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A series of symmetrical and unsymmetrical alkyl tren based tris-thiourea anion transporters were synthesised and their anion binding and transport properties studied. Overall, increasing the steric bulk of the substituents resulted in improved chloride binding and transport abilities. Including a macrocycle in the [...] Read more.
A series of symmetrical and unsymmetrical alkyl tren based tris-thiourea anion transporters were synthesised and their anion binding and transport properties studied. Overall, increasing the steric bulk of the substituents resulted in improved chloride binding and transport abilities. Including a macrocycle in the scaffold enhanced the selectivity of chloride transport in the presence of fatty acids, by reducing the undesired H+ flux facilitated by fatty acid flip-flop. This study demonstrates the benefit of including enforced steric hindrance and encapsulation in the design of more selective anion receptors. Full article
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