Special Issue "Molecular Self-Organization - The Underlying Mystery of Nature"

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 145

Special Issue Editors

Faculty of Chemistry, University of Wroclaw, 50-383 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: symmetry; molecular dynamics; quantum chemistry

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Faculty of Chemistry, University of Wrocław, ul. F. Joliot-Curie 14, 50-383 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: molecular self-organization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to share with the scientific community your expertise and knowledge of closed- and open-shell interactions described by static and time-evolution methods. The rapid development of computational technologies (hardware and software) has unfolded new possibilities, research areas and perspectives for scientists.

In this Special Issue, we would like to discuss the pros and cons of the application of diverse methods to describe processes at the molecular level that are important from the point-of-view of material science and drug design. Therefore, we would like to pay special attention to small, middle-sized and complex systems in the context of their physico-chemical properties relevant to biological and industrial applications. However, not only that, we would also like to look at reaction mechanisms involving, for example, radicals. Understanding catalytic processes and the appropriate design of new catalysts is of immense importance today. Another important aspect is the symmetry of molecules, or lack thereof. What happens when the symmetry of a molecule is broken, for example, as a result of the introduction of a substituent? What happens when we dissolve molecules and new interactions are formed? Are the resulting interactions cooperative or competitive? We want to find answers to these and other questions in our Special Issue, and we hope you will help us.

The main aim of this Special Issue is to present the development and the current status of diverse methods describing molecular interactions. Therefore, we welcome review articles, full papers and communications reporting current findings as well as methodological aspects important for further development.

Dr. Aneta Jezierska
Dr. Jarosław J Panek
Guest Editors

Kamil Wojtkowiak
Guest Editor Assistant

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.

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