Supramolecular Chemistry


3-0-0 (9)


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Introduction-the meaning of supramolecular chemistry, phenomenon of molecular recognition and their quantification ( 2 Lectures)

Building blocks of supramolecular chemistry- acyclic receptors for neutral and charged guests, macrocycles and crown ethers, macrobicycles and cryptands, macropolycycles, cucurbiturils and cyclodextrins (12 Lectures)

Sensors and information processing, electro-optic phenomena, molecular machines (12 Lectures)

Amphiphilic molecules and their aggregation, Langmuir-Blodgettry, molecular recognition at the air-water interface. (3 Lectures)

Discrete and polymeric metal-organic hybrid materials-  guest inclusion, catalysis and other applications. (12 Lectures)

Future scopes (1 Lecture) 


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  1. Supramolecular Chemistry: Concepts and Perspectives, J.-M. Lehn, VCH, Weinheim, 1995.

  2. Principles and Methods in Supramolecular Chemistry, H. J. Schneider and A. Yatsimirsky, Wiley,  New York, 2000.

  3. Supramolecular Chemistry, J. W. Steed and  J. L. Atwood, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 2009.



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