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Topic: Self-Assembled Nanostructures and Materials

A special issue of Chemical Synthesis

ISSN 2769-5247 (Online)

Submission deadline: 30 Apr 2023

Guest Editor(s)

  • Prof. Hai-Bo Yang
    Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

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  • Prof. Wei Li

    Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, and State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

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  • Prof. Chen Wang

    School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

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Special Issue Introduction

Recent developments in a wide range of self-assembled materials, including inorganic and organic nanostructures and materials, has attracted growing research interest in the field of chemistry, physics, biology and material science. Self-assembly is a phenomenon where building blocks, such as small molecules, macromolecules, colloids or macroscopic particles, organize into multi-component functional and adaptable hierarchical structures or materials via supramolecular weak interactions. Many of them resemble biological or life-like materials, in both structure and function at equilibrium or non-equilibrium states, that are probably unachievable through individual components or building blocks. Although there are distinct examples of self-assembled materials, a detailed understanding of thermodynamics and kinetics of self-assembled processes is essential. Moreover, how to assemble different types of structures, how to control their geometries and structural parameters, how to optimize the performance of functional assemblies are important for designing materials with specific applications. The Special Issue is focused on recent progress in the broad interdisciplinary areas of self-assembly structures or materials either at equilibrium or non-equilibrium and their potential applications.

Specific areas to be covered include, but are not limited to:
Self-assembly of colloids
Macromolecular self-assembly (DNA, protein, natural and synthetic polymers)
Out-of-equilibrium self-assembly
Self-assembled porous materials
Dynamic nanostructures
Molecular machines
Metal-organic structures
Responsive supramolecular hydrogels/biomaterials

Keywords

Self-assembly, adaptable hierarchical assemblies, thermodynamics, equilibrium and non-equilibrium, biomimetic materials, assembled nanostructures

Submission Deadline

30 Apr 2023

Submission Information

Articles of special issue are free of charge for article processing.
For Author Instructions, please refer to http://chesynjournal.com/pages/view/author_instructions
For Online Submission, please login at https://oaemesas.com/login?JournalId=cs&IssueId=cs220927
Submission Deadline: 30 Apr 2023
Contacts: Zoe Lee, Assistant Editor, assistant_editor@chesynjournal.com

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