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1st Edition

Applications of Supramolecular Chemistry

ISBN 9781439840146
Published March 28, 2012 by CRC Press
454 Pages 96 Color & 276 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview. Inorganic Analytes and Sensors. Organic and Biological Analytes. Potentiometric Ion Sensors: Host–Guest Supramolecular Chemistry in Ionophore-Based Ion-Selective Membranes. Supramolecular Self-Assembly Governed Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Selective Chemical Sensing. Supramolecular Chromatography. Industrial and Environmental Applications: Separation and Purification. Chemomechanical Materials. Supramolecular Structures in Organic Electronics. Molecular Tectonics: An Approach to Crystal Engineering. 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. Supramolecular Polymers. Supramolecular Hydrogels for Soft Nanotechnology. Supramolecular Drug-Delivery Systems. Proteins and Nucleic Acids Targeting. Gadolinium(III) Complexes–Based Supramolecular Aggregates as Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agents. Applications in the Food and Textile Industries. Index.

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


"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