Supramolecular Organization and Materials Design

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Supramolecular chemistry deals with the design, synthesis, and study of molecular structures held together by non-covalent interactions. Structures of this type are ubiquitous in nature and are frequently used as blueprints for the design of synthetic equivalents. This reference demonstrates the seminal importance of supramolecular chemistry and self-organization in the design and synthesis of novel organic materials, inorganic materials, and biomaterials. With contributions from leading workers in the field, the book shows how the bottom-up approach of supramolecular chemistry can be used not only to synthesize new materials, but to operate specific molecular devices as well.
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Review of the hardback: 'Supramolecular Organization and Materials Design edited by William Jones and Chintamani Rao demonstrates the importance of supramolecular chemistry and self-organization in the design and synthesis of novel organic, inorganic, and biomaterials. The bottom-up approach of supramolecular context of the synthesis of new materials and function-specific molecular devices … this book will be of interest to researchers and graduate students of chemistry, materials science, and physics who require a summary of the most recent developments in this field.' Materials Today

Review of the hardback: '… an excellent overview of the newer facets of materials chemistry, together with challenges for further research … With more than 1100 references, this book should be compulsory reading for any senior university undergraduate on a materials chemistry course and will be an inspiration for any graduate student beginning research in this area.' Mike Hursthouse, New Scientist

Review of the hardback: '… this is an excellent book … and contains a wealth of good illustrations … recommended for everyone whose work is concerned with the latest developments in the science of materials.' Matthias Epple, Angewandte Chemie

Review of the hardback: '… this book should be compulsory reading for any senior university undergraduate on a materials chemistry course and will be an inspiration for any graduate student beginning research in this area.' New Scientist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521662406
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Assembly and mineralization processes in biomineralization Lia Addadi, Elia Beniash and Steve Weiner; 2. Mesoscale materials synthesis and beyond Ivana Soten and Geoffrey A. Ozin; 3. Towards the rational design of zeolite frameworks Paul Wagner and Mark E. Davis; 4. Mesoscale self-assembly Ned Bowden, Joe Tien, Wilhelm T. S. Huck and George M. Whitesides; 5. Design of amphiphiles for the modulation of catalytic membranous and gelation properties Santanu Bhattacharya; 6. Nanofabrication by the surface sol-gel process and molecular imprinting Izumi Kunitake, Sueng-Woo Lee and Toyoki Ichinose; 7. The hierarchy of open-framework structures in metal phosphates and oxalates Srinivasan Natarajan and C. N. R. Rao; 8. Mesoscale self-assembly of metal nanocrystals into ordered arrays and giant clusters G. U. Kulkarni, P. John Thomas and C. N. R. Rao; 9. Layered double hydroxides as templates for the formations of organic-inorganic supramolecular structures Steven P. Newman and William Jones; 10. Molecular machines Francisco M. Raymo and J. Fraser Stoddart; 11. Some aspects of supramolecular design of organic materials Uday Maitra and R. Balasubramanian; 12. Controlling crystal architecture in molecular solids Andrew D. Bond and William Jones.
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