Chemistry: Symmetry/Asymmetry

A section of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).

Section Information

The ‘Chemistry: Symmetry/Asymmetry’ section of Symmetry publishes original research articles, communications, and reviews on all aspects of symmetry or asymmetry in Chemistry. All kinds of symmetry-related problems in chemistry may be the subject of papers submitted to Symmetry. One of the most relevant fields includes optical activity that is the consequence of a kind of chirality center, such as an asymmetric C atom or a heteroatom like P. Discussion of problems associated with a stereogenic center or centers, like separation of racemates, enantiomer enrichment or separation, chiral induction, diastereomeric transition states, diastereomers or intermediates, asymmetric syntheses, or any kind of selective synthesis is welcome. New transition metal complex catalysts comprising optically active ligands and the asymmetric reactions they allow are also of interest.

X-ray crystallography is another exciting field that produces results within the scope of Symmetry. Single-crystal X-ray analysis is a routine method that not only allows the elucidation of the stereostructures of individual molecules but also provides insights regarding the hidden symmetry/asymmetry issues of the crystal structure.

This section invites manuscripts from researchers that report on:

  • Asymmetric synthesis
  • Chiral catalysts and chiral P-ligands
  • Enantiomer enrichment and separation
  • Optical resolution (via diastereomer salt formation or derivatization)
  • Theoretical calculations on enantioselective reactions
  • Chemo-, regio- and diastereoselective reactions
  • X-ray crystallography
  • X-ray structures
  • Stereostructures determined by X-ray and or calculations
  • Crystal structures
  • Coordination chemistry
  • Parity effects in molecules
  • Circular dichroism in spectroscopy
  • Enantiomer recognition
  • Homochirality in chemistry and biochemistry
  • Molecular clusters
  • Electronic structure calculations
  • Symmetry and chemistry; symmetry and molecular structure; symmetry and spectroscopy; symmetry and isomerism; chiral and achiral molecules
  • Permutational, substitutional, and positional isomers
  • Magnetic space groups; topological materials, including the topology of band structures, semi-metals, and quantum Hall effect
  • Symmetry and topology in dynamic stereochemistry and conformational rearrangements
  • Homochirality in the origin of life
  • Biocatalysts
  • Dynamic kinetic resolution
  • Chirogenesis; chirality induction; optical activity; enantiomeric resolution; chiral memory; chiroptical spectroscopy; polarized light; circular dichroism (CD); electronic circular dichroism (ECD); vibrational circular dichroism (VCD); magnetic circular dichroism (MCD); circularly polarized luminescence (CPL); optical rotatory dispersion (ORD); linear dichroism (LB); refractive index; optical rotation; circular birefringence (CB); linear birefringence (LB)
  • Structural chemistry; supramolecular interactions; cluster aggregates

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