Special Issue "Applied Designs in Chemical Structures with High Symmetry"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Lorentz Jäntschi

Department of Physics and Chemistry, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Interests: Applied mathematics; Applied informatics
Guest Editor

Department of Physical Chemistry, Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
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Interests: molecular modeling of aromatic systems; properties of fullerenes using HF; DFT methods

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, "Applied Designs in Chemical Structures with High Symmetry", is open for submissions and welcomes papers dealing with different orders of symmetry intrinsically present in chemical structures. Characterization of these structures helps to better understand the natural tendencies to stabilize matter into chemical compounds, as well as to further develop new classes of highly symmetric chemical compounds. Probably the best example is C60 fullerene (buckminsterfullerene), a purely synthetic form of carbon (but with recent findings of its occurrence in nature and in outer space) resembling the balls used in football. Applied designs may simply serve as tools for the in silico construction of chemical structures, as well as for the characterization of a structure, classification of a series of structures, as well as prediction of their properties (inside of an applicability domain with structure–property relationships).

Prof. Lorentz JÄNTSCHI
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. Symmetry is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Molecular symmetry 
  • Structural isomerism
  • Geometrical isomerism
  • Rotamers
  • Topological characterization of chemical structure
  • Effects of the symmetry in chemical properties

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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