Supramolecular chemistry

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  1. Editor: Prof. Christoph A. Schalley
    Freie Universität Berlin

The discovery of crown ethers in the 1960s awakened interest in studying weak and non-covalent molecular interactions, which are typical for supramolecular chemistry. Since then supramolecular chemistry has matured into a research field in its own right. Nowadays, important concepts that have been demonstrated by supramolecular chemistry include molecular self-assembly, self-sorting and recognition, templated synthesis or host-guest chemistry. These concepts have made supramolecular synthesis a powerful tool to construct large and complex chemical architecture from simple building blocks or to develop functional supramolecules. Among these are molecular switches, logic gates, molecular containers, elevators, valves and springs, supramolecular catalysts and many more. This exciting progress has been accompanied by a development of new methods which are able to monitor the sometimes quite fast dynamics of supramolecular systems.

See also the Thematic Series:
Supramolecular chemistry II
Superstructures with cyclodextrins: Chemistry and applications IV

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2009, 5, No. 76, doi:10.3762/bjoc.5.76

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An enantiomerically pure siderophore type ligand for the diastereoselective 1 : 1 complexation of lanthanide(III) ions

  1. Markus Albrecht,
  2. Olga Osetska,
  3. Thomas Abel,
  4. Gebhard Haberhauer and
  5. Eva Ziegler
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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2009, 5, No. 78, doi:10.3762/bjoc.5.78

Control of stilbene conformation and fluorescence in self-assembled capsules

  1. Mark R. Ams,
  2. Dariush Ajami,
  3. Stephen L. Craig,
  4. Jye-Shane Yang and
  5. Julius Rebek Jr
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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2009, 5, No. 79, doi:10.3762/bjoc.5.79

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, No. 3, doi:10.3762/bjoc.6.3

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, No. 4, doi:10.3762/bjoc.6.4

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, No. 5, doi:10.3762/bjoc.6.5

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, No. 9, doi:10.3762/bjoc.6.9

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, No. 10, doi:10.3762/bjoc.6.10

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, No. 14, doi:10.3762/bjoc.6.14

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, No. 32, doi:10.3762/bjoc.6.32

Anion receptors containing thiazine-1,1-dioxide heterocycles as hydrogen bond donors

  1. Hong-Bo Wang,
  2. James A. Wisner and
  3. Michael C. Jennings
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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, No. 50, doi:10.3762/bjoc.6.50

RAFT polymers for protein recognition

  1. Alan F. Tominey,
  2. Julia Liese,
  3. Sun Wei,
  4. Klaus Kowski,
  5. Thomas Schrader and
  6. Arno Kraft
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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, No. 66, doi:10.3762/bjoc.6.66

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