Current Challenges on Large Supramolecular Assemblies

  • George Tsoucaris

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASIC, volume 519)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. J. Karle, L. Huang, L. Massa
    Pages 1-5
  3. J. L. Atwood, L. R. MacGillivray, K. N. Rose, L. J. Barbour, K. T. Holman, G. W. Orr
    Pages 7-16
  4. S. J. Cantrill, M. C. T. Fyfe, F. M. Raymo, J. F. Stoddart
    Pages 17-35
  5. D. N. Reinhoudt, P. Timmerman, F. C. J. M. Van Veggel
    Pages 51-66
  6. Abdullah Zafar, Andrew D. Hamilton
    Pages 67-85
  7. D. Möbius, O. Felix, M. W. Hosseini
    Pages 87-96
  8. I. Weissbuch, R. Popovitz-Biro, I. Kuzmenko, H. Rappaport, M. Berfeld, S. Guo et al.
    Pages 97-114
  9. Kumar Biradha, Dorothy Dennis, Verna A. Mackinnon, Corey Seward, Michael J. Zaworotko
    Pages 115-132
  10. J. A. Swift, A. M. Pivovar, A. M. Reynolds, C. C. Evans, V. A. Russell, W. Li et al.
    Pages 133-144
  11. Janusz Lipkowski, Konstantin Udachin, Yurij Simonov, Dymitry Soldatov
    Pages 157-171
  12. Ashwini Nangia, Gautam R. Desiraju
    Pages 193-208
  13. F. Berny, N. Muzet, R. Schurhammer, L. Troxler, G. Wipff
    Pages 221-248
  14. John A. Ripmeester, Igor L. Moudrakovski, Christopher I. Ratcliffe
    Pages 265-272
  15. Emmanuelle Leize, Cécile Moucheron, Annick Dupont-Gervais, Andrée Kirsch, Alain Van Dorsselaer
    Pages 273-274
  16. I. V. Tomov, P. Chen, P. M. Rentzepis
    Pages 287-317
  17. Julio M. Fernandez, Mathias Gautel, Mathias Rief, Hermann E. Gaub
    Pages 319-336
  18. W. Hinrichs, P. Orth, C. Kisker, D. Schnappinger, W. Hillen, W. Saenger
    Pages 349-365
  19. Bernard S. Green, Marcel Knossow
    Pages 367-374
  20. Th. Steiner, W. Saenger
    Pages 375-383
  21. A. P. Alivisatos
    Pages 405-415
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 419-424

About this book


The objectives of the ARW were: - identifying areas and highlighting approaches by which large Supramolecular (SM) Assemblies can be synthesised - reviewing and combining methods to characterise and analyse such assemblies. The first part of the ARW is devoted to reviewing synthetic achievements in recent years for several families of SM compounds, and to bringing out principles for crystal structure design, including novel quantum mechanical methods. Synthesis pertains both to the chemical synthesis of components for SM assembly, and to the subsequent assembly process based on complementarity and non-covalent interactions. The elaboration of multiple recognition "algorithms" concurrently employed (for instance, 1t-1t and hydrogen bonds) has recently reached a high degree of sophistication in the sequence: Molecules -7 Supermolecule -7 SM array -7 Crystal or Conglomerate Novel Large Assemblies comprise synthetic entities with molecular weight as high as 15000, and hybrid SM assemblies between synthetic molecules and DNA. Further developments are foreseen at a higher level of organisation, such as between supermolecules or with electromagnetic fields in photochemical processes. Creation of 2D Assemblies is now a powerful tool for creation and study of SM interactions. Moreover, much is to be learned in going from 2D to 3D assemblies in crystal growth and other forms of organisation such as micelles or liquid crystals. On the other hand, crystal engineering based on Molecular Recognition in the Crystal State leads to novel 2D assemblies occurring within predesigned crystal structures (hydrophobic organic clays or nanoporous networks).


adsorption bonding chemical structure chemistry colloid crystal crystallography fullerenes hydrogen semiconductor spectrometry spectroscopy structure supramolecular chemistry synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • George Tsoucaris
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre PharmaceutiqueCNRS — Université Paris-SudChâtenay-MalabryFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6224-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5284-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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