Supramolecular chemistry: Functional structures on the mesoscale

Son Binh T. Nguyen, Douglas L. Gin, Joseph T. Hupp, Xi Zhang

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Abstract

Supramolecular chemistry deals with the chemistry and collective behavior of organized ensembles of molecules. In this so-called mesoscale regime, molecular building blocks are organized into longer-range order and higher-order functional structures via comparatively weak forces. As one of the modern frontiers in chemistry, supramolecular chemistry heralds many promises that range from biocompatible materials and biomimetic catalysts to sensors and nanoscale fabrication of electronic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11849-11850
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume98
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 9 2001

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