Special Issue "Programmable and Stimulus-Responsive Supramolecular Assemblies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 4815
Interests: poly-dentate aromatic ligands; functional supramolecular complexes; re-programmable molecular systems; ditopic cryptate-containing sensors
Supramolecular assemblies are assembled from two or more molecules through various noncovalent and reversible bonding modes, such as hydrogen bonding, metal–ligand bonding, cationic–anionic electrostatic interactions, hydrophobic–hydrophilic interactions, aromatic interactions, and charge-transfer interactions. The correct use of these interactions allows the chemist to control a disordered system of pre-existing compounds and form an organized structure as a result of specific pre-programmed interactions among the initial components. This results in structurally complex architectures that are not only intrinsically interesting, but are also inherently pleasing, as molecular order can be formed from chemical chaos.
One of the most important fundamentals of self-assembly is the inherent information contained within the pre-existing components. This information is expressed during the self-assembly process and controls the resultant supramolecular architecture. As a result, these pre-existing components are considered as pre-programmed and minor changes in this chemical information and can have a dramatic effect on the self-assembly process and the resultant architecture.
Another area of self-assembly control is the use of an external stimulus, which gives an added layer of influence, allowing manipulation of the size, shape, and molecular composition of the resultant assemblies. Formation of supramolecular systems that can be affected by electric fields, pH, temperature, and ionic strength is an emerging and important area of study.
This Special Issue of Chemistry is intended to present the recent advances in programmable and stimulus-responsive supramolecular assemblies. Authors are encouraged to submit various types of articles that address this theme in this Special Issue. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) Metallosupramolecular self-assembly;
(2) Stimuli-responsive supramolecular polymers;
(3) Host–guest complexes;
(4) Hydrogen-bonded guided self-assembly;
(5) Self-assembly of organic materials;
(6) Design, synthesis, and characterization.
Please note that invited manuscripts are not guaranteed final acceptance and all submitted manuscripts will undergo vigorous external evaluation.
Prof. Dr. Craig Rice
Dr. Lei Li
Guest Editor Assistant
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- supramolecular assembly
- programmable molecules
- stimulus-responsive assemblies
- supramolecular assembly
- host–guest chemistry
- crystal enginering