About this Research Topic
Chirality is one of the most fundamental properties of nature and is important in different branches of science, technology, and medicine, relating to the ability of any object to exist as a pair of non-superimposable mirror images or to a unidirectional action (e.g., motion). A smart combination of chirality phenomena and supramolecular chemistry resulted in a newly emerging interdisciplinary field called supramolecular chirogenesis that deals with all aspects of chirality dynamics (such as generation, transfer, amplification, modulation, memorizing) upon non-covalent interactions. Supramolecular chirality is a rapidly growing area of research and directly relates to many natural processes, artificial systems, and modern technologies. It is widely observable and plays a crucial role in various biological self-assemblies, such as DNA/RNA, proteins, membranes, photosynthetic apparatus, etc. This field also has an immediate positive impact in important applications such as molecular and chiral recognition, asymmetric synthesis and catalysis, chemical and chiroptical sensors, chiral separation and stereochemical assignment, material sciences and nanotechnology, medicine and biomimetic investigations, among others.
The aim of this Research Topic is to highlight and provide an overview, as fully as possible, all aspects of supramolecular chirogenesis in the natural/physical sciences and in modern technologies. Particularly, this Research Topic will cover the whole range of chemical fields, where chirogenic phenomena are widely observed. Furthermore, it is important to show prospective directions in this field, which could potentially result in new scientific discoveries and useful applications. In order to achieve this goal, comprehensive reviews on general areas and mini reviews on specialized subjects are of prime interest. Furthermore, original research and perspective articles describing one or several scientific aspects in connection with supramolecular chirogenesis are also welcome.
This Research Topic welcomes studies of chirogenic phenomena in chemistry, biological systems, and materials science, including:
- Supramolecular and host-guest systems
- Molecular aggregation
- Asymmetric synthesis and catalysis
- Computer simulations
- Analytical and spectroscopic methods to study supramolecular chirogenesis
- Controlling factors and applications of supramolecular chirogenesis
Keywords: supramolecules, chirality, host-guest, self-assembly, non-covalent interaction
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