Themed collection Recognition and Reactivity at Interfaces
Editorial: Recognition and reactivity at interfaces
Showcasing a collection of cutting edge contributions on the topic of Recognition and Reactivity at Interfaces.
From α-nucleophiles to functionalized aggregates: exploring the reactivity of hydroxamate ion towards esterolytic reactions in micelles
Hydroxamate ions as α-nucleophiles for esterolytic reactions in water and micelles.
The amphiphilic nature of saponins and their effects on artificial and biological membranes and potential consequences for red blood and cancer cells
Saponins, amphiphiles of natural origin with numerous biological activities, are widely used in research, the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry.
Preparation of polydopamine nanocapsules in a miscible tetrahydrofuran–buffer mixture
A non-emulsion soft template method based on a miscible tetrahydrofuran–tris buffer mixture has been used to fabricate polydopamine nanocapsules.
Cell-penetrating poly(disulfide)s: the dependence of activity, depolymerization kinetics and intracellular localization on their length
We report that, with the increasing length, cell-penetrating poly(disulfide)s preferably accumulate in the endosomes, cytosol and then the nucleoli.
Kinetics of reactions at an interface: functionalisation of silicate glass with porphyrins via covalent bonds
Both the reactivity of the linker and the dynamics of the interface controlled the anchoring reaction rates of porphyrin onto a silicate surface.
α-Tocopherol derived lipid dimers as efficient gene transfection agents. Mechanistic insights into lipoplex internalization and therapeutic induction of apoptotic activity
Dimeric cationic tocopheryl lipids for efficacious therapeutic pDNA delivery in cancer cell lines.
Using Hansen solubility parameters to study the encapsulation of caffeine in MOFs
In this work the application of Hansen solubility parameters in the study of caffeine encapsulation in metal organic frameworks (MOFs) has been initiated.
Reactivity of aldehydes at the air–water interface. Insights from molecular dynamics simulations and ab initio calculations
Computer simulations show that solvation effects at the air–water interface significantly influence the chemistry of aldehydes, enhancing for instance the benzaldehyde photolysis rate constant by one order of magnitude.
γ-Cyclodextrin modulates the chemical reactivity by multiple complexation
Multiple recognition by cooperative/competitive mechanisms to form a 1 : 1 : 1 inclusion complex plays a crucial role in determining the chemical reactivity in the γ-CD cavity.
Interfacial catalysis of aldol reactions by prolinamide surfactants in reverse micelles
Aggregation of prolinamide surfactants in nonpolar solvents enhanced their catalytic activity and gave unusual substrate selectivity in aldol condensations.
Transfer of antioxidants at the interfaces of model food emulsions: distributions and thermodynamic parameters
Caffeic acid and α-tocopherol (vitamin E) incorporate spontaneously into the interfacial regions of emulsions and their transfer processes are entropy driven.
Surface patterning with natural and synthetic polymers via an inverse electron demand Diels–Alder reaction employing microcontact chemistry
Bioorthogonal ligation methods are the focus of current research due to their versatile applications in biotechnology and materials science for post-functionalization and immobilization of biomolecules.
About this collection
This themed collection published in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (OBC) highlights some of the latest exciting research on recognition events at the interfaces (concerning ions or organic molecules) and the modification of the reactivity of bound species (proteins, synthetic catalysts). It collects contributions from scientists studying biological membranes, their models (micelles and vesicles), as well as nanosystems, written from the point of view of an organic or bioorganic chemist.
The issue is Guest Edited by Professor Paolo Scrimin (University of Padova, Italy). New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.
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