Chirality in Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 394

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Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, Tallinn, Estonia
Interests: organic synthesis; medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry; organometallic synthesis
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Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Tallinn University of Technology, Academia tee 15, 12616 Tallinn, Estonia
Interests: sensors; induced chirality; chirality transfer; supramolecular chirality; chiral chromophores; circular dichroism; chiral materials and surfaces
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Chirality is the ability of a material object or system to exist as a pair of non-superimposable mirror images that represents one of the most fundamental properties of our universe, ubiquitous as at the micro- and macro-scales. The concept of chirality and associated phenomenon of chirogenesis are important for different branches of natural sciences, modern technologies, and medicine. In chemistry, two mirror images of a chiral molecule are called enantiomers or optical isomers, because of their different way of interaction with a polarized light. Chiral molecules are widespread among various natural compounds, including biomolecules which are essential for living organisms, such as saccharides, proteins, enzymes, DNA, etc. A number of artificial chiral substances, e.g., pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals, are progressively increased so far. Optically pure chiral compounds generally show enhanced bioactivity, less adverse effects, and increased selectivity in comparison with achiral compounds or mixtures of enantiomers. Furthermore, enantiomers may often exhibit different or even opposite biological and pharmaceutical effects. Therefore, due to a highly applied value of chiral compounds and fundamental significance of chirality and chirogenic phenomena for their bioactivity and technological applications, both theoretical and experimental studies of various chemical aspects of chirality have a paramount significance as a prerequisite for further progress in enantioselective catalysis, asymmetric synthesis, chirality sensing, separation of enantiomers, pharmacology, biomimetic studies, material science, agrochemistry, etc.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect papers on all aspects of chirality and chirogenic phenomena, which are related to theoretical and to experimental chemical sciences. All types of papers, including comprehensive reviews on general areas, mini reviews on specialized subjects, accounts of own research work, full experimental or theoretical papers, short communications, technical notes, comments, and others, are welcome for consideration.

Dr. Dzmitry Kananovich
Prof. Dr. Victor Borovkov
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  • chirality
  • chirogenesis
  • chiral auxiliary
  • chiral catalyst
  • stereochemistry
  • asymmetry
  • enantiomers
  • optical activity
  • enantiomeric resolution
  • separation of racemates
  • chiroptical spectroscopy
  • chirality devices
  • chirality sensing
  • circular dichroism
  • asymmetric synthesis
  • enantioselective catalysis
  • crystallography
  • computational chemistry
  • density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent DFT (TDDFT)

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