Practical Application of Basic Research on Molecular Recognition (#136)

Molecular recognition is one of the fundamental topics in organic chemistry. Recognition of isomers, ions, molecular shapes, etc. by designed chemical systems is very interesting and many scientists have developed highly functionalized artificial receptors. Unfortunately, to date, practical applications of molecular recognition are rather limited since only a few examples have been reported. To hasten the breakthrough of this field, the symposium will focus on exploring the possibilities of expanding basic molecular recognition research to the design of functional applications and devices. For instance, the symposium will highlight recent exciting applications of molecular recognition to such areas as chemical separations (enantiomeric separations, separations of isotopic molecules), polymers and materials chemistry (stimuli-responsive polymeric materials), biomedical (tissue scaffolds), agricultural and foods (protection and prolong preservation of agricultural and food products) and analytical and bioanalytical sciences (sensors). Scientists involved with all aspects of molecular recognition will be brought together to this symposium to present the current state-of-the-art as well as to discuss new directions and opportunities for the applications of the research.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015