Electrochemistry of Functional Supramolecular Systems by Paola Ceroni, Alberto Credi, Margherita Venturi
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0470255579 , 0470583452 | 633 pages | PDF | 11,1 MB
With contributions from the most prominent experts around the world, this resource pres an accessible summary of electrochemical techniques and the applications of electrochemical concepts to molecular-level systems.
It describes the most important electro-active functional supramolecular systems developed so far, including rotaxanes and catenanes as molecular machines and as elements for information processing; dendrimers as molecular batteries, sensors, light harvesting antennae, and drug delivery systems; and bio-hybrid devices.
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New breakthroughs in characterizing and operating supramolecular systems using electrochemical techniques
The marriage of electro and supramolecular has produced many new and interesting molecular-level devices and functions. Moreover, it has built a wealth of new scientific knowledge, offering the promise of practical applications in energy conversion, information and communication technologies, advanced materials, diagnostics, and medicine. This contributed work features 17 articles that highlight recent achievements in electrochemical research as applied to multi-component chemical systems, with particular emphasis on properties and functions. It highlights the accomplishments that can be achieved through the collaboration of electrochemists and supramolecular chemists.
Contributed by leading experts working at the interface of electrochemisty and supramolecular science, the book begins with basic investigations into systems in solution, followed by chapters dealing with less conventional multi-component architectures and environments. Finally, the book explores devices and systems of high complexity that offer the possibility of new, useful applications. Among the important electro-active functional systems presented are:
* Rotaxanes and catenanes as molecular machines and as elements for information processing
* Dendrimers as molecular batteries, sensors, light harvesting antennae, and drug delivery systems
* Nanoparticles, nanotubes, and monolayers
* Bio-hybrid devices
Most chapters begin with a discussion of the relevant basic concepts, making them accessible to non-specialists. References guide readers to the primary literature for further in-depth investigations of individual topics.
This book is recommended for all researchers and students interested in exploring electro at its frontiers with supramolecular , materials science, and bio.