Topics in Supramolecular Chemistry

Origin and importance of supramolecular chemistry; interdisciplinary aspects of the field; brief overview of the structure and functions of natural systems such as proteins and enzymes (only relevant topics towards molecular recognition will be discussed); host-guest principles, design and synthesis of various hosts, crown ethers, cryptands, calixarenes and cavitands; complexation studies: definition of stability constants; applications of host-guest chemistry in research and industry.

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