Molecular Design and Functionality of Molecular Systems

  • Hiroo Inokuchi


The creation of new molecules is one of the major goals of chemistry; chemists are constantly synthesizing new molecules. At present the number of molecules identified exceeds 12 million. According to an International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) report, the number of registered molecules in 1954 was only 600000. Nowadays 600000–700000 new molecules are synthesized or extracted and identified every year. At the beginning of the 21st century, the total number of registered molecules will easily exceed 20 million (Fig. 6.1-1).


Molecular System Molecular Design Charge Transfer Complex Molecular Crystal Molecular Assembly 
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