226 pages | 20 Color Illus. | 219 B/W Illus.
Supramolecular catalysis is involved in assimilation or growth of biological products and it has advantages over conventional catalysis in dealing with systems beyond molecules to mimic the biological catalytic processes. Principles and Advances in Supramolecular Catalysis shows how a supramolecular catalytic reaction proceeds and how interactions among molecules provide vessels or specific binding sites to carry out chemical reactions. The utilities of such catalytic reactions in waste, hazard management, medicine, food, etc. are explained in this book. The book focuses on examples to provide a fundamental basis so that, in the future, supramolecular catalytic reactions are utilised in the field of chemical, biological, biophysical sciences and technologies.
Introduction. Organic and inorganic Supramolecular catalysts: design and function. Containers and Vessels for Supramolecular catalysis. Interlocked systems in catalysis and switching. Dendrimers in suparmolecular catalysis. Versatility in supramolecular catalysis.