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Chemistry Central Journal special issue Special issue on structural chemistry of small molecules of biological interest

Activity by Jan Kuras   |   added on Feb 28, 2011   |   United Kingdom Official_iyc_logo

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Papers are welcomed for a Special Issue in Chemistry Central Journal with the theme "Structural Chemistry of Small Molecules of Biological Interest". The results from crystallographic studies of small molecules of biological interest have enriched the knowledgebase widely used in various areas of molecular sciences.

Papers are welcomed for a Special Issue in Chemistry Central Journal with the theme "Structural Chemistry of Small Molecules of Biological Interest".

The results from crystallographic studies of small molecules of biological interest have enriched the knowledgebase widely used in various areas of molecular sciences. This includes, but is not limited to, understanding biomacromolecular interactions, crystal and molecular engineering, structure based drug design, computational chemistry and molecular modelling, and the design of novel functional materials.

As part of the International Year of Chemistry, we would like to showcase this important field in a Special Issue. We are interested in Reviews, Commentaries and Research papers covering all aspects of the structural chemistry of small biological molecules, such as:
  - Amino acid derivatives, nucleic acid components and their analogues
  - Enzyme substrates/inhibitors
  - Participants in metabolic pathways
  - Ionophores
  - Drugs, drug-like molecules, polymorphs, pseudo-polymorphs, and co-crystals
  - Medicinal chemistry
  - Metal complexes of biological interest – as models for metal centres in biology
  - Complexes with supramolecular interactions

It is expected that the structural work would primarily constitute crystallographic studies, although we would consider submissions that include results from other characterisation methods such as solid state NMR, powder XRD, etc.

The editors of this Special Issue are:
   Simon Coles, University of Southampton, UK
   P. Thomas Muthiah, Bharathidasan University, India

You can submit your work to this Special Issue until the end of August 2011 (please mention in your covering letter that your paper is for this Special Issue).

For further information please contact us at editorial@chemistrycentral.com.


Topic: crystallography, inorganic chemistry Audience: research scientists
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