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The Supramolecular Chemistry of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials

Knut Rurack (Editor), Ramon Martinez-Manez (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-55269-8
780 pages
April 2010
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The combination of supramolecular chemistry, inorganic solids, and nanotechnology has already led to significant advances in many areas such as sensing, controlled motion, and delivery. By making possible an unprecedented tunability of the properties of nanomaterials, these techniques open up whole new areas of application for future supramolecular concepts. The Supramolecular Chemistry of Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Materials gathers current knowledge on the subject and provides an overview of the present state and upcoming challenges in this rapidly growing, highly cross- or interdisciplinary research field.

The book details how these designed materials can improve existing materials or generate novel functional features such as chemical amplification, cooperative binding and signal enhancement that are difficult or not at all achievable by classical organic supramolecular chemistry. It also discusses issues related to nanofabrication or nanotechnology such as the directed and controlled assembly or disassembly, biomimetic functions and strategies, and the gating and switching of surface functions or morphology.


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Table of Contents


Editors and Contributors.

1. Hybrid (Nano)Materials Meet Supramolecular Chemistry: A Brief Introduction To Basic Terms And Concepts (Knut Rurack and Ramón Martínez-Máñez).

2. Supramolecular Chemistry at the Mesoscale (Katsuhiko Ariga, Gary J. Richards, Jonathan P. Hill, Ajayan Vinu, and Toshiyuki Mori).

Part One Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials.

3. Silica-Based Mesoporous Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials (Frank Hoffmann and Michael Fröba).

4. Modified Gold Nanoparticles and Surfaces (Paolo Pengo and Lucia Pasquato).

5. Organically Functionalized Semiconductor Nanocrystals: Synthesis, Properties and System Design for Optoelectronic Applications (Peter Reiss, Julia De Girolamo and Adam Pron).

6. Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes for Bioapplications (Lingrong Gu, Fushen Lu, Pengju G. Luo, Haifang Wang, Mohammed J. Meziani, and Ya-Ping Sun).

7. Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and Coordination Polymers (Shin-Ichiro Noro and Susumu Kitagawa).

Part Two Improvement of Signaling and Sensing by Organization on Surfaces.

8. Nanoparticle and Biomolecular-Nanoparticle Hybrid Supramolecular Complexes for Electrochemical Signaling (Ronen Polsky, Jason C. Harper and Susan M. Brozik).

9. Modified Nanoparticles as Nanoelectrocatalysts and Amplifying Sensors (Shaojun Guo, Erkang Wang and Xiurong Yang).

10. Signal Generation with Gold Nanoparticles: Photophysical Properties for Sensor and Imaging Applications (Qingshan Wei and Alexander Wei).

11. Optical Signaling with Silica Nanoparticles (Fabrizio Mancin, Paolo Tecilla, and Umberto Tonellato).

12. Organically Modified Quantum Dots in Chemical and Biochemical Analysis (María Teresa Fernández Argüelles, José M. Costa-Fernández, Rosario Pereiro and Alfredo Sanz-Medel).

Part Three Control of Supramolecular Nanofabrication, Motion, and Morphology.

13. Chemically Directed Self-Assembly of Nanoparticle Structures on Surfaces (Xing Yi Ling, David N. Reinhoudt and Jurriaan Huskens).

14. Immobilization and Patterning of Biomolecules on Surfaces (Dorota I. Rozkiewicz, Bart Jan Ravoo, and David N. Reinhoudt).

15. Switchable Host-Guest Chemistry on Surfaces (Jilie Kong, Chunming Jiang and Li Mu).

16. Nanogated Mesoporous Silica Materials (Igor I. Slowing, Brian G. Trewyn, and Victor S.-Y. Lin).

17. Building Molecular Machines on Surfaces (Alberto Credi, Serena Silvi, and Margherita Venturi).

18. Control of Morphology in Mesoporous and Mesostructured Hybrid Materials (Darren Dunphy, Bernd Smarsly, and C. Jeffrey Brinker).

Part Four Biomimetic Chemistry.

19. Biomimetically Inspired Signaling (Knut Rurack, Ramón Martínez-Máñez, Félix Sancenón and Ana B. Descalzo).

20. Imprinted Functionalized Silica (Maryanne M. Collinson).

21. Bioinspired Block Copolymer-Based Hybrid Materials (Marleen Kamperman and Ulrich Wiesner).

Part Five Interfacial Chemistry, Multifunctionality, and Interdisciplinarity.

22. Emerging Concepts in Interfacial Chemistry of Hybrid Materials: Nanocontainer-Based Self-Healing Coatings (Dmitry G. Shchukin, Daria V. Andreeva, Katja Skorb, and Helmuth Möhwald).

23. Molecular Schizophrenics: Switchable Materials with Multiple Functions (Robert Byrne and Dermot Diamond).

24. Hybrid Nanomaterials Research: Is It Really Interdisciplinary? (Ismael Rafols, Martin Meyer, and Jae-Hwan Park).

25. Supramolecular Chemistry Meets Hybrid (Nano) Materials: A Brief Look Ahead (Knut Rurack and Ramón Martínez-Máñez).

Appendix 1.


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Author Information

Knut Rurack received his PhD from Humboldt University of Berlin and then joined the BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing where he currently leads a group in the Bioanalytics Division. The coauthor of over 70 research publications and one patent, he is a member of the German and American Chemical Societies.

Ramón Martínez-Máñez received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Valencia and was a postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge University, UK. He is currently a full professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the coauthor of more than 170 research publications and eight patents. He is a member of the American Chemical Society.

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"This book will find use for those generally interested in such hybrid systems. With some prior knowledge, one can browse through the topics and then proceed to the literature for more complete and in-depth coverage." (JACS, 2010)

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