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Special Issue "Advanced Photochemistry and Photobiology within Confining Chemical and Biological Hosts 2.0"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 85

Special Issue Editor

Departamento de Química Física, Facultad de Ciencias Ambientales y Bioquímica, Campus Tecnolóogico de Toledo, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha (UCLM), Avenida Carlos III, S.N., 45071 Toledo, Spain
Interests: cages; p-tert-Butylcalix4arene; hydrogen; charge transfer; mesoporous materials; dihydrobis(2-methoxyethoxy)aluminate; perovskite solar cells; solar cell; formamidine
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Trapped molecules (dye, drugs, and nanoparticles, for example) within chemical and biological pores and cavities show behaviors different from those found in pure solutions. The formed structures or composites are within the field of guest–host complexes. While the observed behavior of the formed structure is relevant to the response and function of many chemical and biological systems, it reflects the degree of confinement of the trapped guests while providing information about the nature of the available nanospace provided by the host. The detected signal gives information on their mutual interactions at the intimate space and time regime. The recent development of laser-based spectroscopy and microscopy techniques, together with those of computational tools, has produced new developments in their molecular science, obtaining deep information on their structure and function in sub-nm femtosecond regimes. Thus, in this Special Issue, we aim to collect contributions from selected players in the field to address the latest advances in terms of where we are and where we can go in “Advanced Photochemistry and Photobiology within Confining Chemical and Biological Hosts”.

The invited papers will describe the (photo)behavior of selected systems, ranging from dyes to drugs and nanoparticles, encapsulated within hosts, spanning from micelles/liposomes, cyclodextrins, proteins/peptides, and silica-based materials, to MOFs. The science of the contributions will focus on the structure and stability of the formed guest–host entities, their spectroscopy and dynamics (from short to long time scale), and these factors’ relevance to their functions and responses to external stimulae. Last but not least, we hope that most of the contributions will address potential scientific and technological applications of their findings, in (but not limited to) chemistry, energy, photonics, sensing, the environment, biology, and drug delivery.

The accepted papers, after a peer reviewing process, will be posted immediately on the website of the International Journal of Molecular Science (IJMS).

Prof. Dr. Abderrazzak Douhal
Guest Editor

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  • confinement
  • guest–host systems
  • cyclodextrins
  • micelles
  • zeolites
  • mesoporous materials
  • silica
  • MOFs
  • nanocavity
  • nanochannel
  • photochemistry
  • spectroscopy
  • dynamics

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