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Author Lehn, J.-M. (Jean-Marie)

Title Supramolecular chemistry : concepts and perspectives : a personal account built upon the George Fisher Baker lectures in chemistry at Cornell University [and] Lezioni Lincee, Accademia nazionale dei Lincei, Roma / Jean-Marie Lehn.

Published Weinheim ; New York : VCH, [1995]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC  541.226 LEHN    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 271 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-258) and index.
Contents 1. From Molecular to Supramolecular Chemistry -- 2. Molecular Recognition -- 3. Anion Coordination Chemistry and the Recognition of Anionic Substrates -- 4. Coreceptor Molecules and Multiple Recognition -- 5. Supramolecular Reactivity and Catalysis -- 6. Transport Processes and Carrier Design -- 7. From Supermolecules to Supramolecular Assemblies -- 8. Molecular and Supramolecular Devices -- 9. Self-Processes - Programmed Supramolecular Systems -- 10. Perspectives.
Summary Molecular chemistry rules the covalent bond. Supramolecular chemistry is "chemistry beyond the molecule", whose goal is to gain control over the intermolecular non-covalent bond. It is concerned with the entities of higher complexity than molecules themselves - supramolecular species and assemblies held together and organized by means of intermolecular, binding interactions. It is a highly interdisciplinary field of science and technology, bridging chemistry with biology and physics. Supramolecular chemistry embodies the creative power of chemistry. By its very essence, by its ability to create and through the beauty of its objects, chemistry is an art as well as a science. Indeed, it fashions entire new worlds that do not exist before they are shaped by the hand of the chemist, just as matter, shaped by the hand of the sculptor, becomes a work of art. This is powerfully expressed by the sculpture of Auguste Rodin on the cover picture.
Subject Macromolecules.
ISBN 3527293124 (hardcover)
3527293116 (softcover)