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Introduction to Supramolecular Chemistry - Helena Dodziuk

Introduction to Supramolecular Chemistry

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2002
ISBN: 9781402002144
Number Of Pages: 350

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A new rapidly progressing field on the crossroads among chemistry, biochemistry, physics and technology - supramolecular chemistry - has just emerged. You have to be involved, to know what's going on in this domain and to take part in the development. This book will show you in a condensed form exciting phenomena unthinkable within the realm of classical organic chemistry (for example, alkali metal anions or cyclobutadiene stable for month at room temperature) that not only provide the basis for revolutionizing numerous branches of industry but also improve our understanding of the functioning of living organisms and of the origin of life. Designing supramolecular systems with desired properties will among others make chemical industry cleaner and more safe, electronics smaller by developing devices composed of single molecule or molecular aggregate. It will also entirely change the way we use energy resources. In addition, it will also transform the pharmaceutical industry and medicine by developing new ways of drugs administration and new composite biocompatible materials which will serve as implants of new generation changing dentistry, surgery, and other branches of medicine. You cannot afford to stand apart.
With its brief but comprehensive and vivid presentation including the latest development, Introduction to Supramolecular Chemistry is the best method to get into this domain. This book provides an excellent summary of information scattered across the literature. The brief but comprehensive coverage of the whole field including practically all important group of compounds forming aggregates (in particular crown ethers, cavitands, fullerenes, cyclodextrins and their complexes) provisioning full references for the discussed subjects make this book of value not only for Ph.D. students and non-specialists in this domain but also for those working in the field. The book has been found to be a particularly useful resource for students and more generally for those wanting to get the up-to-date concise account of this exciting field.

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'A major strength of this work is its inclusion of literally hundreds of clearly drawn structures and diagrams to assist reader understanding of this complex area. In addition, the author has included hundreds of up-to-date references. It also has a useful and extensive index. The book is valuable not only to those working in the field of supramolecular chemistry, but also to chemists in unrelated areas of research who want a refreshingly well-written monograph on an emerging area of important research.' H.T. McKone, Saint Joseph College in Choice, September 2002

Prefacep. xi
Supramolecular Chemistry - What is This?p. 1
Molecular and Chiral Recognition. Self-Organization, Self-Assembly and Preorganizationp. 21
Molecular and Chiral Recognitionp. 21
Self-Assembly and Self-Organizationp. 25
The Role of Preorganization in the Synthesis of Topological Molecules. Template Reactionsp. 27
'One-Pot' Reactions. Covalent Self-Assembly Based on Preorganizationp. 35
Inclusion Complexes: Host-Guest Chemistryp. 43
Early Development of Host-Guest Chemistry. Pedersen's Works on Crown Ethersp. 43
Nomenclaturep. 50
The Structure of Inclusion Complexesp. 52
Dynamic Character of Inclusion Complexesp. 55
The Complexes Involving Induced Fit and Without It: Endo-hedral Fullerene, Hemicarcerand and Soft Rebek's Tennis Ball-Like Hostsp. 58
Mesoscopic Structures as an Intermediate Stage Between Molecules(Micro Scale) on the One Hand and Biological Cells(Macro Scale) on the Otherp. 65
Introductionp. 65
Medium Sized Molecular Aggregatesp. 66
Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett Films and Other Self-assembling Layersp. 69
Mono- and Bilayer Lipid Membranesp. 71
Microemulsions, Micelles and Vesiclesp. 72
Nanotubesp. 79
Fibersp. 82
Liquid crystalsp. 84
Between Classical Organic Chemistry and Biology. Understanding and Mimicking Naturep. 93
Introductionp. 93
The Role of Self-Organization and Self-Association in the Living Naturep. 94
Tobacco Mosaic Virusp. 94
Helical Structure of DNAp. 96
Cell membranesp. 97
Modeling Processes in Living Organismsp. 98
Host-guest Complexes as Analogues of the Interacting Substrate-Receptor Unit in Biochemistryp. 98
Principles of Molecular Modeling of the Origin of Lifep. 99
Modeling of Self-replicationp. 100
Transport through Membranes. "Transport antibiotics": Valinomycin, Nonactin, Monensin and Their Mimicsp. 102
Cyclodextrins as Enzyme Mimicsp. 104
Porphyrins Involving Systems Modeling Photosynthesisp. 105
Light Driven Proton Pumpp. 107
Iron Sequestering Agents Promoting Microbial Growth Siderophoresp. 109
On the Border Between Chemistry and Technology - Nanotechnology and Other Industrial Applications of Supramolecular Systemsp. 115
Introductionp. 115
Between Chemistry and Solid State Physics - Crystal Engineering. Obtaining Crystals With Desired Propertiesp. 116
Nanotechnology and Other Industrial Applications of Supramolecular Systemsp. 125
Molecules in motion: towards machines and motors consisting of a single molecule or molecular aggregatep. 127
Electronics on the basis of organic molecules or their aggregates chemionicsp. 128
The need for miniaturization of electronic devicesp. 128
(Supra)molecular wires, conductors, semi- and super-conductors, and so forthp. 129
Sensors and switchesp. 133
Photochemical devicesp. 136
Pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industriesp. 141
Environmental protectionp. 143
Microemulsions in cleaning processesp. 145
Cation extracting systems ionophoresp. 148
Other applications of supramolecular systemsp. 148
Supramolecular Catalysisp. 149
Introductionp. 149
Enzyme mimicsp. 152
Macrocyclic host molecules, medium-sized aggregates (microemulsions, micelles, vesicles, etc.) and mesoporous materials as catalystsp. 155
Concluding Remarksp. 157
The Most Interesting Macrocyclic Ligands Which are Hosts for Inclusion Complexesp. 165
Crown Ethers and Coronands, Cryptates and Cryptandsp. 165
Introductionp. 165
Crown ethers and cryptands synthesesp. 169
Alkalides and Electridesp. 173
Miscellaneous molecules involving crown ethers, cryptands and related moietiesp. 177
Calixarenes [1], Hemispherands, and Spherandsp. 183
Calixarenes synthesesp. 183
Calixarene conformationsp. 187
Calixarenes as complexing agentsp. 188
Spherands, hemispherands, and other similar macrocycles capable of inclusion complex formationp. 191
Carcerands, Hemicarcerands and Novel 'Molecular Flasks' Enabling Preparation and Stabilization of Short-lived Speciesp. 196
Cyclodextrins, and Their Complexesp. 207
Introductionp. 207
CD complexes as one of the few supramolecular systems that have found numerous applicationsp. 215
Predicting molecular and chiral recognition of CDs on the basis of model calculationsp. 216
Endohedral Fullerene Complexes, Nanotubes and Other Fullerene-based Supramolecular Systemsp. 220
Dendrimersp. 236
Cyclophanes and Steroids That May Form Inclusion Complexesp. 249
Cyclophanesp. 249
Steroidsp. 251
Anion Binding Receptors and Receptors with Multiple Binding Sitesp. 254
Cationic receptors for anionsp. 254
Neutral receptors for anionsp. 258
Receptors with multiple binding sitesp. 262
Porphyrin-based Hostsp. 267
Other Exciting Supramolecular Systemsp. 273
Introductionp. 273
Making Use of the Preorganization Phenomenon: Topological Moleculesp. 275
Multiple Hydrogen-bonded Systemsp. 287
Rosettes, tapes (ribbons), fibers and two-dimensional networksp. 287
Hydrogen-bonded capsules and other higher architecturesp. 293
Clathrate hydrates of gasesp. 294
Organic Zeolitep. 300
Metal-directed Self-assembly of Complex Supramolecular Architecture: Chains, Racks, Ladders, Grids, Macrocycles, Cages, Nanotubes and Self-intertwining Strands (Helicates)p. 307
Chains, racks, ladders, grids, macrocycles and cagesp. 307
Helicatesp. 313
The Prospects of Future Development of Supramolecular Chemistryp. 321
Indexp. 325
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ISBN: 9781402002144
ISBN-10: 1402002149
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 1st February 2002
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.7

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