A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue entitled "Host-guest Complex" belongs to the section "Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics". International Journal of Molecular Sciences is published by MPDI, and is indexed in Journal Citation Report with 3.687 in Multidisciplinar chemistry and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology categories. Since 2000 is an Open Access publication. In order to provide free access to readers, and to cover the costs of peer review, copyediting, typesetting, long-term archiving, and journal management, an article processing charge (APC)
Host–guest complexes, also known as inclusion complexes, are supramolecular structures composed of two or more molecules or ions that are maintained through noncovalent interactions.
In this Special Issue, we hope to address both the structural aspects of the formation and stability of these inclusion complexes as well as the energetic aspects associated with them, together with the different instrumental techniques used to characterize them, addressing the aspects related to molecular recognition and conformational switching. Of course, we must also take into account the aspects related to the technological applications of these compounds. In fact, they show important potentialities in topics such as superconductivity phenomena, the design of sensors, and food chemistry, agricultural chemistry, or their applications in matters of the environment.
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host-guest complexes conformation and structure
inclusion complexes formation and stability