1st Edition

Molecular Self-Assembly Advances and Applications

Edited By Alex Li Dequan Copyright 2013
    470 Pages 185 Color & 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    In the past several decades, molecular self-assembly has emerged as one of the main themes in chemistry, biology, and materials science. This book compiles and details cutting-edge research in molecular assemblies ranging from self-organized peptide nanostructures and DNA-chromophore foldamers to supramolecular systems and metal-directed assemblies, even to nanocrystal superparticles and self-assembled microdevices

    Toward Intelligent Materials, W. Seth Childers, Anil K. Mehta, Thinh Q. Bui, Yan Liang, and David G. Lynn
    E And Z Secondary Amides in Supramolecular Nanotubes and Nanospheres, Yves L. Dory
    Control of Chiral Assemblies Through Hydrogen Bondings for Helical Architectures, Toshiyuki Moriuchi and Toshikazu Hirao
    The Self-Assembly of Lipophilic Guanosine Derivatives, Stefano Masiero, Silvia Pieraccini, and Gian Piero Spada
    Self-Assemblies, Folding, and Properties of Perylene Monomers, Oligomers, and Polymers, Alexander D. Q. Li
    Superamphiphiles for Controlled Self-assembly and Disassembly, Chao Wang and Xi Zhang
    Well-Defined Porphyrin Architectures from Self-Assembly and Dewetting, Johannes A. A. W. Elemans, Roeland J. M. Nolte, and Alan E. Rowan
    Photophysics and Photochemistry of Molecular Recognition and Sensing with Metal-Directed Macrocyclic Systems, Arvind Kumar and Shih-Sheng Sun
    Pt/Pd–Ethynyl Bond Containing Fluorescent Molecular Architectures as Sensors for Nitroaromatics, Partha Sarathi Mukherjee, Sunipa Pramanik, and Sankarasekaran Shanmugaraju
    Pd(II) and Pt(II) Metal-Directed Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Structures Based on N-Monoalkyl-4,4¢ -Bipyridinium Derivatives, Carlos Peinador, Victor Blanco, Marcos D. García, and José M. Quintela
    Colloidal Superparticles from Artificial Atoms, Jared Lynch, Jiaqi Zhuang, Tie Wang, Derek LaMontagne, and Y. Charles Cao
    Functional Microstructures by Self-Assembly, Nicole K. Thomas, Huanfen Yao, Ilkka Lähdesmäki, and Babak A. Parviz


    Alex D. Q. Li received his BS in polymer chemistry at Jilin University, China, his MS and Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. After graduation, he was honored with a postdoctoral director fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, where he later became a technical staff member. At Los Alamos, he led a research group working on chemistry of materials and microsensors for volatile organic compounds, which received R&D 100 award in 1995. Inspired by teaching and innovative research, Dr. Li joined the faculty at Washington State University (WSU) in 2000, where he initiated his research on foldamers and later received the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator award. His research areas include macromolecular design and engineering, advanced materials synthesis, bionanotechnology, self-assembly, and supramolecular systems. The philosophy in his group is to use novel methods to construct advanced materials, with an emphasis on molecular design and innovative approaches to demonstrate new concepts, principles, and applications in the chemical, physical, and biological sciences.