© 1995

Molecular Engineering for Advanced Materials

  • Jan Becher
  • Kjeld Schaumburg

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 456)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Richard A. Bissell, Emilio Córdova, J. Fraser Stoddart, Angel E. Kaifer
    Pages 29-40
  3. Harry W. Gibson, Shu Liu, Ya Xi Shen, Mukesh Bheda, Sang-Hun Lee, Feng Wang
    Pages 41-58
  4. G. R. Newkome, G. R. Baker
    Pages 59-75
  5. A. W. Coleman, M. Munoz, M. Eddaoudi, H. Parrot-Lopez, P. Prognon, J.-M. Valleton et al.
    Pages 77-97
  6. W. Verboom, R. H. Vreekamp, D. M. Rudkevich, D. N. Reinhoudt
    Pages 119-145
  7. N. Boden, R. J. Bushby, J. Clements, R. Luo, K. J. Donovan
    Pages 147-158
  8. M. Baumgarten, U. Bunz, U. Scherf, K. Müllen
    Pages 159-187
  9. M. P. Cava, Z. Hu
    Pages 189-197
  10. J.-C. Chambron, S. Chardon-Noblat, A. Harriman, V. Heitz, J.-P. Sauvage
    Pages 215-234
  11. M. R. Bryce, A. S. Batsanov, W. Devonport, J. N. Heaton, J. A. K. Howard, G. J. Marshallsay et al.
    Pages 235-250
  12. J. Y. Becker, E. Aqad, J. Bernstein, A. Ellern, V. Khodorkovsky, T. Regev et al.
    Pages 277-293
  13. E. Fanghänel, N. Beye, R. Wegner, J. Bierwisch, R. Herrmann, L. Van Hinh et al.
    Pages 295-309
  14. A. Gorgues, M. Jubault, A. Belyasmine, M. Salle, P. Frere, V. Morisson et al.
    Pages 311-323

About this book


An important aspect of molecular engineering is the `property directed' synthesis of large molecules and molecular assemblies. Synthetic expertise has advanced to a state which allows the assembly of supramolecules containing thousands of atoms using a `construction kit' of molecular building blocks. Expansion in the field is driven by the appearance of new building blocks and by an improved understanding of the rules for joining them in the design of nanometer-sized devices.
Another aspect is the transition from supramolecules to materials. At present no single molecule (however large) has been demonstrated to function as a device, but this appears to be only a matter of time. In all of this research, which has a strongly multidisciplinary character, both existing and yet to be developed analytical techniques are and will remain indispensable.
All this and more is discussed in Molecular Engineering for Advanced Materials, which provides a masterly and up to date summary of one of the most challenging research fields to emerge in recent time.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Becher
    • 1
  • Kjeld Schaumburg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of OdenseOdense MDenmark
  2. 2.CISMI, Department of ChemistryUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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