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Supramolecular chemistry: from complexes to complexity

Supramolecular chemistry: from complexes to complexity
Supramolecular chemistry: from complexes to complexity
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.
supramolecular chemistry, macrocycles, cation recognition, anionrecognition, self-assembly, molecular machinerymolecular recognition, hydrogen-bonds, inclusion complexes, transition, peptide, components, rotaxanes, nanotubes, stability, receptor
1364-503X
431-453
Gale, P. A.
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Gale, P. A.
eb132d0c-5754-4105-ab90-413f1638c285

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

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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

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Local EPrints ID: 18894
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/18894
ISSN: 1364-503X
PURE UUID: eacc85ee-283d-410b-8116-2ae5e14d09b2

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Date deposited: 17 Jan 2006
Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 19:28

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