Supramolecular Chemistry

Supramolecular Chemistry : Proceedings of the II NATO Science Forum, Taormina (Sicily), Italy, December 15-18, 1991

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This volume documents the progress made in the design of complex artificial systems and in the study of intermolecular forces and interactions. It is possible, using appropriate strategies based on building blocks, to obtain very large supramolecular arrays containing several hundered atoms, where specific sites are occupied by the desired chemical functions. Such arrays can be used for such things as molecular recognition, self-organization, self-replication, selective reactivity, selective catalysis, photoinduced energy and electron transfer, signal processing, information storage and drug delivery.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 476 pages
  • 160 x 230mm | 989.97g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • author index, subject index
  • 0792317599
  • 9780792317593

Table of contents

Self-assembly in chemical systems; hydrogen bonding in supermolecular functions; new shapes for selective molecular recognition from calixarenes; calixarenes, molecular platforms for supermolecular structures; molecules with large cavities; selective complexation of inorganic and organic guests; multi-electron redox activity of supermolecular coordination compounds containing metalocyclam and ferrocene fragments; new approaches to anion coordination chemistry; acyclic quarternary polybipyridinium receptors designed to bind anionic guest species; supramolecular cyclophane chemistry; new synthetic receptors for complexation and catalysis; unimolecular micelles; Ru(II) and/or Os(II) trimetallic complexes of tris(bipyridine) bridging ligands; absorption spectra - luminescence properties, electrochemical behaviour and intercomponent energy transfer; kinetic and spectroscopic investigation of the influence of conformation and orbital-symmetry on long-range intramolecular donor-acceptor interaction; supramolecular arrays for the efficient conversion of light into chemical energy in the solid state; into the third dimension of coordination chemistry - towards starburst arrays; antenna effects and photoinduced electron transfer in polynuclear metal complexes; long-range electron and energy transfer in molecular assemblies; synthetic molecular knots; proton transfer photoreactions in supramolecular systems; the optimization of photochemical energy conversion; synthetic supramolecular devices vis-a-vis photosynthesis; intramolecular transfer in donor acceptor systems linked by a flexible chain; attempts to mimic biomembrane processes - function of phospholipase A 2 at lipid monolayers; photochemistry of crown ether styryl dyes; towards synthetic enzymes based on porphyrins and steroids; photophysical properties of thionine and methylene blue when bound to DNA, polynucleotides or nucleotides; structure and binding for cyclophane-arene complexes in water from Monte Carlo simulations; photoinduced electron transfer between intercalated moleculed - using polynucleotides to self-assemble donor-acceptor systems; synthesis and properties of heterometal cubane-type clusters in ferrodoxins; binding and catalysis in water; ferrocene as the central unit in novel, redox-sensitive ligands, monomers and receptors.
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