Special Issue "Bonding in Supramolecular Organic Assemblies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 1242
Interests: organometallic chemistry of Pd and Pt; homogeneous catalysis; non-covalent interactions; azaheterocycles
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For more than a century and a half, since the appearance of Kekule's reports, the scientific community has focused on various aspects of bonding in organic compounds. By the end of the 20th century—thanks to discoveries by Lewis, Pauling, Woodward, Hoffmann, Dewar, and other researchers—a complete understanding of covalent bonding seemed to have been attained. However, in the new millennium, this was proven to not be the case, since chemistry in general, and organic chemistry in particular, moved to a higher level of studying the properties of individual compounds and materials.
Technologies using nanometer-sized objects are coming to the fore. The use of these processes leads to a significant reduction in the energy consumption of devices and an increase in the efficiency of production processes. Moreover, new physical and physicochemical phenomena have been discovered at the nanometer scale. It is obvious that the regulated production of nanometer objects is one of the cutting-edge directions of modern science and technology. To design and fabricate nanostructures, either top-down or bottom-up approaches can be applied. The latter method is based on molecular self-assembly that occurs in supramolecular processes. It is not, therefore, unusual that supramolecular chemistry has assumed a leading role in basic science and in nanotechnology.
The self-assembly of nanosized structures requires structural control over individual molecules and molecular ensembles. It is provided by molecular attributes such as morphology, positioning, and geometry of functional groups, which requires thoughtful design. Therefore, in recent decades, the main experimental efforts of scientists studying chemical bonding in organic and organometallic compounds have been focused on structure-directing non-covalent interactions, including hydrogen, halogen, chalcogen, pnictogen, tetrel bonding, π-π stacking interactions, π-hole interaction, etc., which determine the properties and behavior of organic molecules, both at the molecular and supramolecular levels.
In this regard, the main goal of this Special Issue is to collect theoretical and experimental works related to non-covalent bonding involving organic compounds.
Prof. Dr. Vadim P. Boyarskiy
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- structure-directing non-covalent interactions
- supramolecular organic chemistry
- molecular ensembles
- molecular self-assembly