Supramolecular Chemistry of Biomimetic Systems

  • JunbaiĀ Li

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction to Supramolecular Chemistry and Biomimetic Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michal Halperin-Sternfeld, Moumita Ghosh, Lihi Adler-Abramovich
      Pages 9-35
  3. Biomimetic Membranes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Katsuhiko Ariga
      Pages 39-59
  4. Biomolecules Based Molecular Assembly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Yi Jia, Xiyun Feng, Junbai Li
      Pages 63-84
    3. Li Duan, Yi Jia, Junbai Li
      Pages 85-108
    4. Peng Cai, Guangle Li, Jiao Li, Yi Jia, Zhongfeng Zhang, Junbai Li
      Pages 109-133
    5. Qianli Zou, Kai Liu, Manzar Abbas, Xuehai Yan
      Pages 135-163
  5. Molecular Assembly of Motor Proteins and Artificial Micro-/Nanomotors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Ning Zhang, Xiang-Dong Li
      Pages 205-235
    3. Mingjun Xuan, Yi Jia, Junbai Li
      Pages 237-258
    4. Xiankun Lin, Zhiguang Wu, Qiang He
      Pages 259-281
  6. Hierarchical Dendrimer, Polyoxometalates Complexes and Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Lingdan Kong, Xiangyang Shi
      Pages 285-309
    3. Yitong Wang, Jingcheng Hao
      Pages 355-394

About this book


This book investigates the latest developments in supramolecular assembly systems for mimicking biological structures and functions. Consisting of 14 chapters, it covers various assembly systems, such as polysaccharides, peptides, proteins, biopolymers, natural materials and various hybrid systems. Further, it focuses on different types of supramolecular systems with particular functions or structures that are relevant to living systems. A number of modern techniques used to study the supramolecular systems, such as total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRFM) and two-photon confocal microscopy, are also introduced in detail.

Unlike conventional books on supramolecular assemblies, this book highlights the functions of the assembly systems, particularly their biological applications. As such, it offers a valuable resource for experienced researchers, as well as graduate students working in the field of supramolecular chemistry and biomimetic systems.


Supramolecular chemistry Molecular biomimetics Molecular assembly Supramolecular assembly system Peptides Proteins Molecular motors Two-photon confocal microscopy Diffraction-limited fluorescence microscopy Total internal reflection fluorescence microscope (TIRFM) Metal-shadowed electron microscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • JunbaiĀ Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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