Supramolecular chemistry is one of the fastest growth areas of chemistry research, attracting ever more interest from chemists, material scientists and solid state physicists in industry as well as academia. As a distinct subject area it is relatively new, linking organic chemistry to materials science. Numerous applications are promised from semiconductors to photocopiers and many more.
Design of Molecular Materials: Supramolecular Engineering creates a correlation between the structure of single molecules and the physical and chemical properties of the resulting materials. By making systematic changes to the component molecules, the resulting solid can be engineered for optimum performance. The book develops from synthesis of designer molecules to properties of solids and further to devices and complex materials systems, providing guidelines for mastering the organisation of these systems. It gathers together information from many sources and this sometimes difficult subject is presented in an approachable form. It is destined to be internationally recognised as the book on supramolecular engineering protocols.
Topics covered include:
• Systemic chemistry
• Molecular assemblies
• Notions of symmetry
• Supramolecular engineering
• Principe de Curie
• Organisation in molecular media
• Molecular semiconductors
• Industrial applications of molecular materials
This book will be invaluable to researchers in the field of supramolecular materials and also to students and teachers of the subject.