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Supramolecular Electrochemistry

Supramolecular Electrochemistry

Angel E. Kaifer, Marielle Gómez-Kaifer

ISBN: 978-3-527-61361-8 July 2008 255 Pages




This book describes the electrochemical behavior of supramolecular systems. Special emphasis will be given to the electrochemistry of host-guest complexes, monolayer and multilayer assemblies, dendrimers, and other supramolecular assemblies. A fundamental theme throughout the book is to explore the effects that supramolecular structure exerts on the thermodynamics and kinetics of electrochemical reactions. Conversely, attention will be placed to the various ways in which electrochemical or redox conversions can be utilized to control or affect the structure or properties of supramolecular systems.
This first book on this topic will be of value for graduate students and advanced researchers in both electrochemistry and supramolecular chemistry.
Fundamentals of Electrochemical Theory
Overview of Electrochemical Techniques
Potential Step Methods
Voltammetric Techniques
Digital Simulations
Overview of Supramolecular Systems
The Concept of Redox-Switching
Redox-Switchable Cation Binding Ligands
Redox-Switchable Anion Binding Ligands
Redox-Switchable Molecular Receptors
Electroactive Intertwined Structures
Molecular Wires,Helicates,Stacks,Ladders and Grids
Langmuir-Blodgett Monolayers
Self-Assembled Monolayers
Other Electroactive Assemblies
Future Directions
... a worthwile addition to the present set of texts concerning supramolecular chemistry. (J.-M. Lehn, Chemistry Noble Prize Winner)