Handbook of Macrocyclic Supramolecular Assembly

  • Yu Liu
  • Yong Chen
  • Heng-Yi Zhang
Living reference work

About this book


This handbook presents recent advances and offers a comprehensive reference resource covering the developments in and applications of macrocyclic supramolecular assembly, with a focus on their construction, structural characters and biological functions. The main topics addressed include: 

  1. Construction and structure of macrocyclic supramolecular assembly – key building blocks, construction methods, structural motifs, and stimuli responsive control
  2. Approach and technology – controllable synthesis, molecular recognition, spectral and thermodynamic study, supramolecular assembly at interfaces, orthogonal self-assembly, the supramolecular organic framwork (SOF), molecular induced aggregation, supramolecule assisted 3D printing, theoretical calculation and molecular simulation 
  3. Biological applications – chemical and biological sensing, theranostic tools, molecule/ion channels, drug/gene delivery, supramolecule assisted biomolecule production, supramolecule assisted transmembrane transport, supramolecule assisted immunity regulation, supramolecule-based medicinal drug, etc. 

This handbook appeals to graduate and undergraduate students as well as scientists with interests in supramolecular chemistry, biochemistry, functional material and nanotechnology.


Supramolecular chemistry Supramolecular assembly Macrocycle Biological function Host-guest system

Editors and affiliations

  • Yu Liu
    • 1
  • Yong Chen
    • 2
  • Heng-Yi Zhang
    • 3
  1. 1.College of ChemistryNankai University College of ChemistryTianjinChina
  2. 2.College of ChemistryNankai University College of ChemistryTianjinChina
  3. 3.College of ChemistryNankai University College of ChemistryTianjinChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-1744-6
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