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New updated edition covering the most important compound groups that form inclusion complexes (crown ethers, cyclodextrins) and molecular aggregates (lipid membranes, micelles, liquid crystals, molecular machines) as well as self-organizing macromolecules in living systems (DNA, receptors, proton pumps), and fascinating supramolecular systems (rosettes, ribbons, capsules, cages, metal-organic frameworks and liquid porous materials).
New updated edition of introduction to supramolecular chemistry covering the most important for this field compounds: those forming inclusion complexes (crown ethers, calixarenes, spherands, carcerands, cyclodextrins, fullerenes, nanotubes, dendrimers, cyclophanes) and molecular aggregates (lipid membranes, micelles, liquid crystals, molecular machines) as well as self-organizing macromolecules in living systems (tobacco mosaic virus, DNA, cell membranes, receptors, porphyrin systems, proton pumps), and fascinating supramolecular systems (rosettes, ribbons, capsules, organic zeolites, chains, ladders, cages, metal-organic frameworks, and liquid porous materials).
Supramolecular chemistry as a dynamically developing discipline at the intersection of chemistry, biochemistry, physics and technology (in particular nanotechnology) enables designing supramolecular systems with properties precisely tailored to needs. Its application potential is very promising. The development of supramolecular chemistry has an increasing impact on industrial chemical synthesis, the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and electronics industry and medicine (leading to new methods of drug administration and creation of biocompatible composite materials which will serve as new-generation implants in dentistry and surgery). An important component of supramolecular chemistry is biomimetic chemistry, a science which provides insight into the molecular basis for the functioning of living organisms and perhaps even the origin of life on Earth. The significance of this field was recognized by two Nobel Prizes in chemistry: in 1987 for the studies on molecular recognition and in 2016 for the research on molecular machines.
The book, which is a concise and lively presentation of the current state of knowledge, is a must-read not only for scientists and PhD students involved in research in this domain, but also for non-specialists.
Keywords: molecular recognition, self-organization, inclusion complexes, crown ethers, cyclodextrins, fullerenes, molecules with nontrivial topological properties.
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