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Metallosupramolecular Architecture for Biomedical and Material Sciences

Call for Papers

Highly organized nanomicroscale structures in nature, such as enzymes, organelles, viruses, cells, and living bodies, are formed from a high number of small and different components. Programmed autoassembly of metallobuilding blocks and ions provides powerful method to construct artificial well-defined or infinite metallosupramolecular architectures that would possess various functions for organic reactions, molecular recognition, sensing, nanomachine, and drugs, as well as other structures otherwise difficult to produce. The objective of this special issue is to summarize the current works in metallosupramolecular science and to explore new interdisciplinary works, especially in biomedical sciences, material sciences, and related scientific fields.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Development of metallosupramolecular receptors and sensors of biorelevant molecules and artificial molecules (low-high molecular weight molecules)
  • Development of metallosupramolecular catalysts for organic and inorganic reactions (bond forming and bond cleavage reactions, photochemical reactions) to produce new drugs and biologically active compounds
  • Development of metallosupramolecular machines based on self-assembling systems that work in living systems
  • Design and synthesis of new model compounds of metal enzymes to study their structures and functions and to overcome their functions
  • Supramolecular bioactive molecules for theranostics (diagnosis and treatment) of cancer, infectious diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, virus infection, and so on
  • Advances in programmed self-assembling systems using metal complex units, organic molecular units, and ions in solutions and solids states

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 6 April 2018
Publication DateAugust 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Shin Aoki, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan

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