This timely and fascinating book is destined to be recognised as THE book on supramolecular engineering protocols. It covers this sometimes difficult subject in an approachable form, gathering together information from many sources.<br> <br> Supramolecular chemistry, which links organic chemistry to materials science, is one of the fastest growth areas of chemistry research. This book creates a correlation between the structure of single molecules and the physical and chemical properties of the resulting materials. By making systematic changes to the component molecules, the resulting solid can be engineered for optimum performance. There is a clearly written development from synthesis of designer molecules to properties of solids and further on to devices and complex materials systems, providing guidelines for mastering the organisation of these systems.<br> <br> Topics covered include:<br> * Systemic chemistry<br> <br> * Molecular assemblies<br> <br> * Notions of symmetry<br> <br> * Supramolecular engineering<br> <br> * Principe de Curie<br> <br> * Organisation in molecular media<br> <br> * Molecular semiconductors<br> <br> * Industrial applications of molecular materials<br> This superb book will be invaluable to researchers in the field of supramolecular materials and also to students and teachers of the subject.
"[The authors] create a correlation between the structure of single molecules and the physical and chemical properties of the resulting materials." (SciTech Book News Vol. 25, No. 2 June 2001)
Introduction: Systemic Chemistry.
A Few Notions of Symmetry.
Supramolecular Engineering: Symmetry Aspects.
Symmetry and Physicochemical Properties: The Curie Principle.
Interactions and Organization in Molecular Media.
Molecular Semiconductors: Properties and Applications.
Industrial Applications of Molecular Materials.
Appendix 1: Main Symmetry Point Groups: Notation and Symbols.
Appendix 2: Tables of Characters of the Main Point Symmetry Groups.
Appendix 3: Group-Subgroup Relationships for the Crystallographic and Infinite Groups.
Appendix 4: Two-Dimensional (Monocolor) Space Groups.
Appendix 5: Isohedral Tilings.
Appendix 6: Isohedral Tilings Derived from the Topological Class [3^6].
Appendix 7: Isohedral Tilings Corresponding to a Given Site Symmetry.
Appendix 8: Piezoelectrical and Nonlinear Optical Tensor Coefficients.
Appendix 9: Irreducible Representations of the Group K_h.
Appendix 10: The Main Dyes and Pigments.