Special Issue "Application of Symmetry in Supramolecular Chemistry"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 130

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Xin Xiao
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Guest Editor
Key Laboratory of Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry of Guizhou Province, Guizhou University, Guiyang 550025, China
Interests: supramolecular chemistry; cucurbit[n]uril; cucurbit[n]uril-based coordination chemistry; cucurbit[n]urils applications; supramolecular assemblies and functional materials based on host–guest chemistry
Dr. Shunlin Zhang
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Guest Editor
Key Laboratory of Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry of Guizhou Province, Guizhou University, Guiyang 550025, China
Interests: supramolecular chemistry; host–guest interactions; single crystal structural analysis; coordination polymers; non-covalent interactions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Studying symmetry in supramolecular chemistry involves using principles to understand, design, and manipulate the properties and behaviors of large, complex molecular assemblies. Supramolecular chemistry explores concepts and principles like molecular self-assembly, molecular recognition, host–guest chemistry, template-directed synthesis, mechanically interlocked molecular architectures, dynamic covalent chemistry, and biomimetics. Symmetry plays a crucial role in supramolecular chemistry by governing the organization, interactions, and functions of these assemblies.

This Special Issue aims to provide a platform for researchers to share their latest findings and perspectives on the applications of symmetry supramolecular chemistry in various fields. We welcome original research articles, communications, and review articles that cover topics such as: symmetry in molecular recognition, supramolecular symmetry and crystal engineering; symmetry breaking and emergent properties; chirality and symmetry in supramolecular assemblies; symmetry-guided functional materials; symmetry and asymmetry of molecular machinery. We hope that this Special Issue will stimulate future research and innovation in this exciting and new field of chemistry.

Please kindly note that all submitted papers should be within the scope of the journal, Symmetry.

Prof. Dr. Xin Xiao
Dr. Shunlin Zhang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Symmetry is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • coordination supramolecular chemistry
  • host–guest interactions
  • supramolecular chemistry
  • cucurbit[n]urils
  • symmetry

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