Special Issue "Self-Assembled Nanostructures for Molecular Recognition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: hybrid hydrogels; supramolecular assemblies; magnetic nanoparticles; optical active polymer composite films
Interests: bio-inspired self-assembling chemistry with small molecules and core-shell hybrid materials as intelligent fillers and their applications for solar energy conversion; optical management; separation chemistry and so on
Molecular self-assembly is generally recognized as a result of the spontaneous organization of molecules into highly ordered structures. A typical example is seen in biological systems that function as cell division, motility, signal transduction, and so on. Therefore, much effort has been devoted to creating unique artificial self-assembly by mimicking biological systems. This Special Issue aims to cover a wide range of themes related to molecular recognition using self-assembled nanostructures. We invite scientists to contribute original research articles or comprehensive review articles covering the latest advances and new developments in self-assembled nanostructures for molecular recognition. Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- Self-assembled nanostructures for molecular separation;
- Self-assembled nanostructures for molecular sensors;
- Self-assembled nanostructures for biomarkers and biosensors;
- Self-assembled nanostructures for chirality.
Prof. Dr. Makoto Takafuji
Prof. Dr. Hirotaka Ihara
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- self-assembled nanostructures
- molecular recognition
- molecular separation
- molecular sensors
- mimicking biological systems