Friday, 4 January 2013

Introduction to Supramolecular Chemistry

The emergence of supramolecular chemistry has had a profound effect on how efficiently chemists prepare structures of different sizes and shapes with dimension in the range of 1 to 100 nm using spontaneous secondary interactions such as hydrogen bonding, dipoledipole, charge transfer, van der Waals, and p-p stacking interactions. This so-called “bottom up” approach to construct nanostructures is advantageous over the “top down” approach such as microlithography which requires substantial effort to fabricate microstructures and devices as the target structures are extended to the range below 100 nm. For more details click here.
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UC Berkeley Chancellor's Professor

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