Special Issue "New Prospects of Colloid Chemistry – Molecular Perspectives"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 1485
Interests: development of methods for synthesis of metal-containing liquid crystalline compounds, study of their molecular structure and organization, characterization of their physicochemical properties and specific features
Modern trends in colloid and interface science focus on synthesis of highly organized molecular systems with smart stimuli-responsive capabilities. These systems are represented by a variety of building blocks such as surfactant and polymer micelles, quantum dots, lyotropic liquid crystals, and etc. Their unique properties offer new solutions for such applications as molecular electronics, diagnostics, and biomedicine.
Colloid systems made up of such molecular ensembles possess an intrinsic sensitivity to a variety of external and internal factors. They can change their intermolecular organization, surface activity, or optical properties responding to changes in pH or concentrations of components, applied magnetic or electric fields or excitation light.
This Special Issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences aims at discussing new trends in chemistry of colloids emerging from research in synthesis, characterization, and interactions of constituent molecular building blocks and ensembles: micellar systems of surfactant and polymers, quantum dots, luminescent compounds, lyotropic liquid crystals, microemulsions, gels, and their combinations.
The Special issue is intended to highlight potential of colloid systems as efficient media and platforms that offer new approaches to synthesis of functional nanoscale intermolecular systems in favourable reactive conditions. It discusses new fundamental advancements in modification and characterization of such systems and their applications for molecular diagnostics and biomedicine.
Dr. Yu. G. Galyametdinov
Dr. Artem Bezrukov
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- surfactant aggregates
- luminescent complexes
- quantum dots
- polymer colloids
- drug delivery systems