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Applications of Supramolecular Chemistry

1st Edition

Edited by Hans-Jörg Schneider

CRC Press

454 pages | 96 Color Illus. | 276 B/W Illus.

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Applications of Supramolecular Chemistry introduces the use of non-covalent interactions and molecular recognition for many fields. Applications include the analysis of technically, medically, and environmentally important chemical compounds, their separation, purification and removal, and the design of new materials, including supramolecular electronics. The book also explores biological interactions and applications in the food and textile industries.


"The time is ripe for the present volume, which gathers thorough presentations of the numerous actually realized or potentially accessible applications of supramolecular chemistry by a number of the leading figures in the field. The variety of topics covered is witness to the diversity of the approaches and the areas of implementation…a broad and timely panorama of the field assembling an eminent roster of contributors."

—Jean-Marie Lehn, 1987 Noble Prize Winner in Chemistry

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview

Hans-Jorg Schneider

Inorganic Analytes and Sensors

Enrique Garcia-Espana, M. Teresa Albelda, and Juan C. Frias

Organic and Biological Analytes

Hans-Jorg Schneider

Potentiometric Ion Sensors: Host–Guest Supramolecular Chemistry in Ionophore-Based Ion-Selective Membranes

Erno Lindner, Robert E. Gyurcsanyi, and Erno Pretsch

Supramolecular Self-Assembly Governed Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Selective Chemical Sensing

Agnieszka Pietrzyk-Le, Chandra K. C. Bikram, Francis D’Souza, and Wlodzimierz Kutner

Supramolecular Chromatography

Volker Schurig

Industrial and Environmental Applications: Separation and Purification

Hans-Jorg Schneider

Chemomechanical Materials

Hans-Jorg Schneider

Supramolecular Structures in Organic Electronics

Dirk Beckmann and Klaus Mullen

Molecular Tectonics: An Approach to Crystal Engineering

Mir Wais Hosseini

Supramolecular Complex Design and Function for Photodynamic Therapy and Solar Energy Conversion via Hydrogen Production: Common Requirements for Molecular Architectures for Varied Light-Activated Processes

Jing Wang, Shamindri Arachchige, and Karen J. Brewer

Supramolecular Polymers

Brent E. Dial and Ken D. Shimizu

Supramolecular Hydrogels for Soft Nanotechnology

Hsin-Chieh Lin and Bing Xu

Supramolecular Drug-Delivery Systems

Andreas Mohr and Rainer Haag

Proteins and Nucleic Acids Targeting

Laura Baldini, Francesco Sansone, Alessandro Casnati, and Rocco Ungaro

Gadolinium(III) Complexes–Based Supramolecular Aggregates as Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agents

Antonella Accardo, Diego Tesauro, and Giancarlo Morelli

Applications in the Food and Textile Industries

Hans-Jurgen Buschmann


About the Editor

Hans-Jorg Schneider is a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Universitat des Saarlandes, Germany.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biochemistry
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical