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Special Issue "Advances in Supramolecular Photochemistry"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Photochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 62

Special Issue Editor

College of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266590, China
Interests: synthesis of functional supramolecular polymer materials; supramolecular photochemistry; supramolecular host–guest assembly; supramolecular nanoparticles and biomaterials; anticancer drug delivery systems; photodynamic therapy; photothermal therapy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The formation of supramolecular assemblies does not require complicated organic synthesis processes and produces abundant stimuli-responsive behaviors; thus, exploring their unique photochemical and photophysical properties for applications in various areas, including photocatalysis, luminescent materials, fluorescence probes, phototherapies, artificial light harvesting systems, etc., has attracted the widespread attention of chemists, material scientists, and Ph.D. students at all levels. The design and functionalization of supramolecular building blocks containing the specific recognition groups and luminophores have a considerable impact on the regulation of supramolecular assemblies’ properties, such as the stimuli-responsive behaviors (acid/base, redox, light, and metal ion responsiveness) and the photophysical properties (luminescence quantum yields, excited-state radiative and nonradiative relaxation, decay lifetime of excited states, electron and energy transfers, the ability to produce reactive oxygen species, and the efficiency of photothermal conversions). Therefore, how to design supramolecular assembling materials with excellent stimuli-responsive and photophysical properties is a great challenge for their applications in the areas of sensing, phototherapies, drug delivery, molecular devices, photonics, artificial light harvesting, etc.

This Special Issue invites original papers and reviews reporting on the recent progress in the development of novel supramolecular photochemistry materials, with a particular focus on advances in their synthesis, the characterization of photochemical and photophysical properties, their self-assembly, and applications in biomedicines, luminescent materials, environmental monitoring, etc. This Special Issue welcomes focused review articles that examine the state of the art of this field, identify emerging trends, and suggest future directions for developing supramolecular photochemistry materials.

Dr. Jifu Sun
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • supramolecular assembling materials
  • synthesis
  • characterization of photochemical and photophysical properties
  • self-assembly
  • applications in biomedicines, luminescent materials, and environmental monitoring

Published Papers

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