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Organic Nanostructures

ISBN: 978-3-527-31836-0
370 pages
March 2008
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Filling the need for a volume on the organic side of nanotechnology, this comprehensive overview covers all major nanostructured materials in one handy volume. Alongside metal organic frameworks, this monograph also treats other modern aspects, such as rotaxanes, catenanes, nanoporosity and catalysis. Detailed attention is paid to the chemistry, physics and materials science throughout, making this a definite must for all chemists.
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Table of Contents

Artificial Photochemical Devices and Machines
Rotaxanes as Ligands for Molecular Machines and Metal-Organic Frameworks
Strategic Anion Templation for the Assembly of Interlocked Structures
Synthetic Nanotubes from Calixarenes
Molecular Gels -
Nanostructured Soft Materials
Nanoporous Crystals, Co-crystals, Isomers and Polymorphs from Crystals
Supramolecular Architectures Based on Organometallic Half-sandwich Complexes
Endochemistry of Self-assembled Hollow Spherical Cages
Polynuclear Coordination Cages
Periodic Nanostructures Based on Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs): En Route to Zeolite-like Metal-Organic Frameworks (ZMOFs)
Polyoxometalate Nanocapsules: From Structure to Function
Nanocapsules Assembled by the Hydrophobic Effect
Opportunities in Nanotechnology via Organic Solid-state Reactivitiy: Nanostructured Co-crystals and Molecular Capsules
Organic Nanocapsules
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Author Information

Jerry Atwood discovered liquid clathrates in 1969. Discovered spherical molecular assemblies held together by hydrogen bonds in 1997, leading to the design of nano-scale molecular assemblies using geometrical principles of Plato and Archimedes. Discovered nano-porosity of seemingly non-porous organic solids (2002), leading to new concepts in gas separation and storage (2004).

Jonathan W. Steed graduated in 1993 winning the Ramsay Medal for his Ph.D. work. Between 1993 and 1995 he was a NATO postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alabama and University of Missouri, working with Jerry Atwood, where he developed a new class of supramolecular hosts for anions. In 1995 he was appointed as a Lecturer at Kings College London. In 1998 he was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Meldola Medal and he was promoted to Reader in 1999. In 2004 he was appointed as Reader in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Durham and was elected FRSC in 2005. Dr. Steed is the author of the textbook Supramolecular Chemistry (2000) and more than 190 research papers. He has published a large number of reviews, book chapters and popular articles as well as a major edited work, the Encyclopaedia of Supramolecular Chemistry (2004). He has been an Associate Editor of New Journal of Chemistry since 2001.

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