Chemistry: Symmetry/Asymmetry—Feature Papers and Reviews

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemistry: Symmetry/Asymmetry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 304

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Symmetry and asymmetry are fascinating topics in chemistry. "Chemistry: Symmetry/Asymmetry. Feature Papers and Reviews" is a Special Issue that covers a wide range of topics related to symmetry or asymmetry in chemistry. Papers submitted to Symmetry may include all types of symmetry-related problems in chemistry. All organic chemists, theoretical chemists, and crystal chemists are invited to submit papers focusing on, but not limited to, the following emerging research topics in related areas:

  • Chirality;
  • Enantiomers;
  • Diastereomers;
  • Molecular symmetry;
  • Plane of symmetry;
  • Asymmetric carbon;
  • Optically active compounds;
  • Stereocenter;
  • Homochirality;
  • Symmetry elements;
  • Mirror plane;
  • Molecular chirality;
  • Asymmetric synthesis;
  • Optical resolution;
  • X-ray crystallography;
  • X-ray structures;
  • Crystal structures;
  • Homochirality in chemistry and biochemistry;
  • Symmetry and spectroscopy;
  • Symmetry and isomerism;
  • Homochirality in the origin of life;
  • Chirogenesis;
  • Stereoselective synthesis;
  • Chiral ligands.

Prof. Dr. György Keglevich
Guest Editor

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  • chirality
  • enantiomers
  • diastereomers
  • molecular symmetry
  • plane of symmetry
  • asymmetric carbon
  • optically active compounds
  • stereocenter
  • homochirality
  • symmetry elements
  • mirror plane
  • molecular chirality
  • asymmetric synthesis
  • optical resolution
  • X-ray crystallography
  • X-ray structures
  • crystal structures
  • homochirality in chemistry and biochemistry
  • symmetry and spectroscopy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Lie Unitary approach for variational chemical dynamics in quantum computing
Authors: Jorge A. Morales
Affiliation: Texas Tech University, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry 039

Title: Sum-frequency generation spectroscopy at the aqueous electrochemical interface
Authors: Ba Lich Pham; Alireza Ranjbari; Laetitia Dalstein; Christophe Humbert
Affiliation: Univ Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, Laboratoire de Chimie Physique, CNRS, Batiment 201 P2, 91405 Orsay, France

Title: Synthesis, X-ray diffraction and computational drug-likeness evaluation of new pyrrolo[1,2-a][1,10]phenanthrolines bearing a 9-cyano group
Authors: Mihaela Cristea; Amalia Stefaniu; Marcel Mirel Popa; Sergiu Shova; Constantin Drăghici; Mihai Răducă; Doriana Banu; Florea Dumitrascu
Affiliation: National Institute for R&D in Microtechnology, IMT Bucharest
Abstract: New 9-cyano-pyrrolo[1,2-a][1,10]phenanthrolines 5a–c, obtained by 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction between the corresponding N-ylides of 1,10-phenanthrolinium bromides 2a–c generated in-situ and acrylonitrile as a dipolarophile, were investigated by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and computational studies to assess their druglikeness and evaluate their structure activity properties. The non-covalent interactions present within the supramolecular landscape of the new 9-cyano-pyrrolo[1,2-a][1,10]phenanthrolines were correlated with the SAR investigations with the aim to estimate the propensity for bioactivity of these compounds.

Authors: Eleonora-Mihaela Ungureanu
Affiliation: Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnologies, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Gheorghe Polizu 1–7, Romania

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