Special Issue "Design and Synthesis of Sugar-Based Reagents and Molecules"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 601
Interests: bioorganic chemistry; carbohydrates; synthesis; molecular design; cell membrane lipids; glycolipids; conformation; stereochemistry; oligosaccharide; biological toxins
Sugars attract all living things on Earth, including small insects and human beings, which indicates the biological significance of sugars and carbohydrates. In conjunction with the global problems of atmospheric CO2, biofuels, and infectious diseases, research areas dealing with carbohydrates and the related sugar-based reagents and molecules attract strong interest. These problems are relevant in the context of global balance with respect to the biological consumption of CO2 and water for the production of sugars, glycans, and glycerolipids. International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS), as a growing international journal, has provided us with an opportunity to launch this Special Issue, as titled above. With this opportunity, we would like to collect and share different ideas, designs, and synthetic approaches from those research groups worldwide dealing with sugars, glycans, and glycoconjugates as sugar-based reagents and biomolecules. The term ‘sugar-based reagent’ involves glycoconjugates with diverse molecular structures and functions, both artificial and designed. Also included in this term are glycerol and erythritol, as small sugar alcohols, cyclodextrins as oligosaccharides, and cell membrane glycolipids. The Special Issue aims at collecting and sharing your target sugars together with details on their chemical structures, background, design, and approaches.
Prof. Dr. Yoshihiro Nishida
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- molecular design
- molecular structures
- infection diseases
- atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2)
- climate changes