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Special Issue "Symmetry and Asymmetry in Host-Guest Chemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry"
A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Department of Materials Engineering Science, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, 1-3 Machikaneyama Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531, Japan
Interests: host-guest chemistry; supramolecular chemistry; molecular recognition; chiral sensors; molecular machines; mechanically interlocked molecules
Neologisms of Host-guest chemistry by D. J. Cram, and that of Supramolecular chemistry by J. M. Lehn showed an importance of interaction between molecules, gave tremendous influence on, and initiated huge amount of researches in science. Nobel prize of chemistry was awarded to these researchers in 1987. In the late 1980s fabrications of molecular assemblies using intermolecular interactions came under the spotlight. Typical examples are the syntheses of catenanes, rotaxanes, and molecular knots. One of the applications in this field of chemistry is to make smallest machines at molecular level by fabrications of molecular components. Nobel prize in chemistry was awarded to three researchers working in this field in 2016. There are many other researches making unique structures and properties concerning symmetry and asymmetry but are not well known out of their research field. The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight science and engineering of intermolecular interactions by all aspects of Symmetry and Asymmetry including chemical, physical, biological, natural, artificial, and artistic points of view.
First of all, comprehensive reviews on a particular subject and accounts of research work describing one or several scientific fields in connection with Host-guest chemistry or Supramolecular chemistry by all aspect of Symmetry and Asymmetry are especially welcome. However, any other kind of paper: full research paper, communication, technical note, short overview or comment will also be taken into consideration.
Prof. Keiji Hirose
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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- Host-guest chemistry
- Supramolecular chemistry
- Intermolecular interactions
- Noncovalent interations