Supramolecular chemistry: from complexes to complexity

Gale, P. A. (2000) Supramolecular chemistry: from complexes to complexity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London - Series A - Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 358, (1766), 431-453. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2000.0540).


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This review looks back to the birth of modern supramolecular chemistry with the formation of simple crown ether-alkali metal complexes through to more recent self-assembling molecular systems. The final section of this review speculates on what the future may hold for supramolecular assemblies. This includes new catalysts, self-replicating molecular systems, complexes that might be used for data storage, and the creation of molecular motors.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1098/rsta.2000.0540
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Keywords: supramolecular chemistry, macrocycles, cation recognition, anion recognition, self-assembly, molecular machinerymolecular recognition, hydrogen-bonds, inclusion complexes, transition, peptide, components, rotaxanes, nanotubes, stability, receptor
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Chemistry
ePrint ID: 18894
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
15 January 2000Published
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:35

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