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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Supramolecular Chemistry

For a Special Issue on
Cucurbiturils and Related Cavitands

Manuscript deadline
31 October 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Ruibing Wang, State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Taipa, Macau 999078, China; Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau, Taipa, Macau 999078, China
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Zhanting Li, Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Self-Assembly Chemistry for Organic Functional Molecules, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200032, China
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Cucurbiturils and Related Cavitands

The 7th International Conference on Cucurbiturils (ICCB 2022) will be held at University of Macau, Macau SAR, China. Cucurbiturils are a family of macrocyclic host molecules composed of glycoluril units linked by methylene groups at each side. The understanding of cucurbituril started in 1980 when Prof. William L. Mock repeated the synthetic procedure reported by Prof. Robert Behrend back in 1905, confirmed the crystal structure of six-glycoluril contained cucurbituril homologue, and investigated its host-guest chemistry with alkylammonium guests in an aqueous solution. The flourish of cucurbiturils began since the early 2000s when three new family members of cucurbituril homologues with five-, seven- and eight-glycoluril units were independently isolated by the groups of Prof. Kimoon Kim and Prof. Anthony Day. Since then, both CB[n] and Q[n] were used as abbreviations of cucurbituril where n represents the number of glycoluril units. The most attractive feature of cucurbiturils is their strikingly high affinity and selectivity towards a number of guest molecules in aqueous solutions. During the past decades, the booming research of cucurbiturils and related compounds covered from synthesis and derivatization, host-guest chemistry, to materials sciences, as well as emerging applications in various fields.

During the 2nd ICCB 2011, the first special issue of “Cucurbiturils” edited by Prof. Werner M. Nau and Prof. Oren A. Scherman was published by Israel Journal of Chemistry to cover the excellent presented works at the conference. During the 5th ICCB 2017, the second special issue about “Cucurbiturils and Related Cavitands” edited by Prof. Ofer Reany, Prof. Vladimir Sindelar, and Prof. Adam R. Urbach was published by Israel Journal of Chemistry to summarize many of the important findings in cucurbituril field reported up to then. Following the 6th ICCB 2019, the special issue “Cucurbiturils and Related Cavitands” edited by Prof. Adam R. Urbach, Prof. Eric Masson, and Prof. Kimoon Kim was published by Chemical Communications to highlight the latest developments in the chemistry of cucurbiturils and related cavitands. As editing a special issue for ICCB has become trending, this special issue for ICCB 2022 aims to present the most recent innovative research on all aspects of cucurbiturils and related cavitands, with an emphasis on the various emerging applications.

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  • Select “Cucurbiturils and Related Cavitands” when submitting your paper to ScholarOne
  • Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are accepted
  • Expected publication dates: Jan. 2023 or TBD

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