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Supramolecular Chemistry
Second edition
by Jonathan W. Steed

Supramolecular Chemistry is an up-to-date, integrated textbook that tells the newcomer to the field everything they need to know to get started. It covers concepts and applications, and also includes coverage of the more important experimental and instrumental techniques needed by supramolecular chemists.


1 Concepts

  • Definition and Development of Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Classification of Supramolecular Host–Guest Compounds
  • Receptors, Coordination and the Lock and Key Analogy
  • Binding Constants
  • Cooperativity and the Chelate Effect
  • Preorganisation and Complementarity
  • Thermodynamic and Kinetic Selectivity, and Discrimination
  • Nature of Supramolecular Interactions
  • Solvation and Hydrophobic Effects
  • Supramolecular Concepts and Design

2 The Supramolecular Chemistry of Life

  • Biological Inspiration for Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Alkali Metal Cations in Biochemistry
  • Porphyrins and Tetrapyrrole Macrocycles
  • Supramolecular Features of Plant Photosynthesis
  • Uptake and Transport of Oxygen by Haemoglobin
  • Enzymes and Coenzymes
  • Neurotransmitters and Hormones
  • Semiochemistry in the Natural World
  • DNA
  • Biochemical Self-Assembly

3 Cation-Binding Hosts

  • Introduction to Coordination Chemistry
  • The Crown Ethers
  • The Lariat Ethers and Podands
  • The Cryptands
  • The Spherands
  • Nomenclature of Cation-Binding Macrocycles
  • Selectivity of Cation Complexation
  • Solution Behaviour
  • Synthesis: The Template Effect and High Dilution
  • Soft Ligands for Soft Metal Ions
  • Proton Binding: The Simplest Cation
  • Complexation of Organic Cations
  • Alkalides and Electrides
  • The Calixarenes
  • Carbon Donor and π-acid Ligands
  • The Siderophores

4 Anion Binding

  • Biological Anion Receptors
  • Concepts in Anion Host Design
  • From Cation Hosts to Anion Hosts – a Simple Change in pH
  • Guanidinium-Based Receptors
  • Neutral Receptors
  • Inert Metal-Containing Receptors
  • Common Core Scaffolds

5 Ion Pair Receptors

  • Simultaneous Anion and Cation Binding
  • Labile Complexes as Anion Hosts
  • Receptors for Zwitterions

6 Molecular Guests in Solution

  • Molecular Hosts and Molecular Guests
  • Intrinsic Curvature: Guest Binding by Cavitands
  • Cyclodextrins
  • Molecular Clefts and Tweezers.
  • Cyclophane Hosts
  • Constructing a Solution Host from Clathrate-Forming Building Blocks: The Cryptophanes
  • Covalent Cavities: Carcerands and Hemicarcerands

7 Solid-State Inclusion Compounds

  • Solid-State Host-Guest Compounds
  • Clathrate Hydrates
  • Urea and Thiourea Clathrates
  • Other Channel Clathrates
  • Hydroquinone, Phenol, Dianin’s Compound and the Hexahost Strategy
  • Tri-o-thymotide
  • Cyclotriveratrylene
  • Inclusion Compounds of the Calixarenes
  • Solid-Gas and Solid-Liquid Reactions in Molecular Crystals

8 Crystal Engineering

  • Concepts
  • Crystal Nucleation and Growth
  • Understanding Crystal Structures
  • The Cambridge Structural Database
  • Polymorphism
  • Co-crystals
  • Z′ > 1
  • Crystal Structure Predictionvc
  • Hydrogen Bond Synthons – Common and Exotic
  • Aromatic Rings
  • Halogen Bonding and Other Interactions
  • Crystal Engineering of Diamondoid Arrays

9 Network Solids

  • What Are Network Solids?
  • Zeolites
  • Layered Solids and Intercalates
  • In the Beginning: Hoffman Inclusion Compounds and Werner Clathrates
  • Coordination Polymers

10 Self-Assembly

  • Proteins and Foldamers: Single Molecule Self-Assembly
  • Biochemical Self-Assembly
  • Self-Assembly in Synthetic Systems: Kinetic and Thermodynamic Considerations
  • Self-Assembling Coordination Compounds
  • Self-Assembly of Closed Complexes by Hydrogen Bonding
  • Catenanes and Rotaxanes
  • Helicates and Helical Assemblies
  • Molecular Knots

11 Molecular Devices

  • Supramolecular Photochemistry
  • Information and Signals: Semiochemistry and Sensing
  • Molecule-Based Electronics
  • Molecular Analogues of Mechanical Machines
  • Nonlinear Optical Materials

12 Biological Mimics and Supramolecular Catalysis

  • Cyclodextrins as Enzyme Mimics
  • Corands as ATPase Mimics
  • Cation-Binding Hosts as Transacylase Mimics
  • Metallobiosites
  • Haem Analogues
  • Vitamin B12 Models
  • Ion Channel Mimics
  • Supramolecular Catalysis

13 Interfaces and Liquid Assemblies

  • Order in Liquids
  • Surfactants and Interfacial Ordering
  • Liquid Crystals
  • Ionic Liquids
  • Liquid Clathrates

14 Supramolecular Polymers, Gels and Fibres

  • Dendrimers
  • Covalent Polymers with Supramolecular Properties
  • Self-Assembled Supramolecular Polymers
  • Polycatenanes and Polyrotaxanes
  • Biological Self-Assembled Fibres and Layers
  • Supramolecular Gels
  • Polymeric Liquid Crystals

15 Nanochemistry

  • When Is Nano Really Nano?
  • Nanotechnology: The ‘Top Down’ and ‘Bottom Up’ Approaches
  • Templated and Biomimetic Morphosynthesis
  • Nanoscale Photonics
  • Microfabrication, Nanofabrication and Soft Lithography
  • Assembly and Manipulation on the Nanoscale
  • Nanoparticles
  • Endohedral Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Graphene


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Supramolecular Chemistry
Second edition
by Jonathan W. Steed

2009 • 990 pages • $209.00 + shipping
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