Special Issue "Macrocycles as Catalysts and Drug Carriers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: Molecular recognition; photochemistry; green chemistry; (aza)pyridines; lantahanide chelates; CH-functionalization; (hetero)macrocycles
Interests: Green chemistry, (aza)pyridines, lantahanide chelates, CH-functionalization, (hetero)macrocycles, molecular recognition, drug candidates
Naturally occurring and synthetic macrocyclic compounds possess tunable physic-chemical properties as well as intriguing host–guest properties which are controlled by both peripheral substitution and inner cavity size. Progress in the synthesis and fundamental understanding of host–guest properties has led to significant advances in the creation of macrocycle-based materials for various medicinal and catalytic applications.
For these applications, it is important to design and synthesize macrocycles which have great potential to interact with both various biological targets and organic/inorganic molecules, architectures, or metal NPs through supramolecular (self-)assembly by means of noncovalent interactions including encapsulation, hydrogen bonding, pi-stacking, and electrostatic interactions.
In this respect, new macrocycles and macrocycle-based materials with the ability to support, transport, and release drug molecules, macrocycles, and materials for bioimaging and theranostics as well as macrocycles with the ability to support various catalysts for catalyzing chemical reactions are attracting the increasing interest of the world scientific community.
This Special Issue welcomes the submission of original research papers or comprehensive reviews that describe significant advances in macrocyclic hosts, macrocyclic druglike molecules, or macrocycle-based hybrid materials and composites in terms of their applications as drug delivery systems, catalysts, materials for bioimaging or theranostic, nano(bio)materials for personal medicine, and other aspects.
- Pre- and post-modification of macrocycles with ionic and nonionic groups for the enhanced encapsulation and/or controlled release of drugs and/or for improved catalytic activity
- Druglike (metallo)macrocycles
- Encapsulation and (photo)controlled release of therapeutic agents
- (Metallo)macrocyclic agents for photodynamic therapy
- Macrocycle-supported metal NPs for medicinal and catalytic applications
- Macrocycle-based nanocomposites for medicinal and catalytic applications
- (Photo)catalytic effects and (photo)catalytic activity
Prof. Dr. Zyryanov Grigoriy
Dr. Sougata Santra
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- cyclic peptides
- (element)crown ethers
- (aza)pyridine-based macrocycles