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Special Issue "Advances in Radical Chemistry"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2020

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. John C. Walton

EaStCHEM School of Chemistry, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9ST, UK
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Interests: radical chemistry; organic synthetic methods; free-radical rearrangements; photoredox catalysis; oxime derivatives; EPR spectroscopy; DFT applications; enhanced acidity of radicals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Exploring chemical space is an intellectually creative exercise that, at the same time, may reveal substances with properties beneficial to society. Chemical space is exceedingly vast but is populated with ‘islands’ of molecules having one of more joint properties that define them and set them apart. An especially active and fertile enclave is the free radical island. Because of their reactive nature, the chemical terrain there is exceptionally dynamic and subject to transformation and change. A Special Issue of Molecules is being produced to keep abreast of these rapid and important movements and their implications in the chemical, material, polymer and biological sciences. To fulfil this aim, research communications, papers and reviews in all areas of free-radical chemistry are welcomed for inclusion. The issue will contain articles on free-radical and radical ion related aspects of synthetic and preparative chemistry, polymer chemistry, materials science, biological science and computational chemistry. Structural, mechanistic, kinetic and spectroscopic advances will also be covered.

Prof. Dr. John C. Walton
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 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.


  • Free radicals
  • Radical ions
  • Synthetic methods
  • Photoredox catalysis
  • Organic mechanisms

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