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1st Edition

Principles and Advances in Supramolecular Catalysis

ISBN 9780367111649
Published April 3, 2019 by CRC Press
238 Pages 20 Color & 219 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.


  • Discusses fundamental and interdisciplinary aspects of supramolecular catalysis
  • Narrates mechano-chemical and stimuli-guided supramolecular catalytic reactions
  • Divulges the intriguing aspects of self-replications and self-assembling performed through supramolecular catalysis
  • Incorporates supramolecular catalytic reactions of metal-organic frameworks as artificial metalloenzymes

Table of Contents

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.

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Jubaraj Bikash Baruah hails from Assam, India obtained Ph. D. degree from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore from research under the supervision of Prof. A. G. Samuelson. After Ph.D. he did a postdoctoral study under Prof. Kohtaro Osakada and Prof. Takakazu Yamamoto of Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He served Gauhati University as a lecturer before moving to Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. He was the founder member of Department of Chemistry of Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati where he is serving as a senior professor. He served as founder Head in-charge of Chemistry, Head of Chemistry Department and Dean, Research and Development of Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. His major research interest is on novel properties associated with supramolecular systems. He has published over 250 research articles in reputed journals and written two books.