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Special Issue "Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Synthesis, Characterisation and Application"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Pierre-Antoine Bouit

Univ Rennes, CNRS, Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, France
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Interests: π-conjugated systems; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; organophosphorus; heterochemistry; dyes; opto-electronic devices; hybrid materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are organic molecules featuring a bidimensional backbone composed of sp2-C atoms. This particular chemical structure confers to PAHs unique properties in term of reactivity, optical/redox properties, self-assembly and (opto)-electronic device performances. Furthermore, with the rise of graphene-based materials, PAHs appear as key building-blocks for the “total synthesis” of monodispersed nanographenes.

The continuous development of PAHs results in the synergy of advanced organic synthesis, spectroscopy, theoretical chemistry, supramolecular chemistry and electronic engineering. The present special issue “Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Synthesis, Characterizations and Applications” aims at covering all these aspects linked to these fascinating molecules.

Dr. Pierre-Antoine Bouit
Guest Editor

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 monthly 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.


  • Molecular engineering
  • Polycycles
  • Nanographenes
  • Catalysis
  • Heterocycles
  • Absorption/Fluorescence
  • Redox activity
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Theoretical chemistry
  • Devices

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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