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Supramolecular chemistry: from complexes to complexity

Gale, P. A. (2000) Supramolecular chemistry: from complexes to complexity Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A, 358, (1766), pp. 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.

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Published date: 15 January 2000
Keywords: supramolecular chemistry, macrocycles, cation recognition, anionrecognition, self-assembly, molecular machinerymolecular recognition, hydrogen-bonds, inclusion complexes, transition, peptide, components, rotaxanes, nanotubes, stability, receptor
Organisations: Chemistry


Local EPrints ID: 18894
ISSN: 1364-503X
PURE UUID: eacc85ee-283d-410b-8116-2ae5e14d09b2

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Date deposited: 17 Jan 2006
Last modified: 15 Sep 2017 16:31

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Author: P. A. Gale

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