Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II, Second Edition is a 'one-stop shop' that covers supramolecular chemistry, a field that originated from the work of researchers in organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, with some biological influence.
The original edition was structured to reflect, in part, the origin of the field. However, in the past two decades, the field has changed a great deal as reflected in this new work that covers the general principles of supramolecular chemistry and molecular recognition, experimental and computational methods in supramolecular chemistry, supramolecular receptors, dynamic supramolecular chemistry, supramolecular engineering, crystallographic (engineered) assemblies, sensors, imaging agents, devices and the latest in nanotechnology.
Each section begins with an introduction by an expert in the field, who offers an initial perspective on the development of the field. Each article begins with outlining basic concepts before moving on to more advanced material.
- Contains content that begins with the basics before moving on to more complex concepts, making it suitable for advanced undergraduates as well as academic researchers
- Focuses on application of the theory in practice, with particular focus on areas that have gained increasing importance in the 21st century, including nanomedicine, nanotechnology and medicinal chemistry
- Fully rewritten to make a completely up-to-date reference work that covers all the major advances that have taken place since the First Edition published in 1996
Volume 1: General principles of supramolecular chemistry and molecular recognition Volume 2: Experimental and computational methods in supramolecular chemistry Volume 3: Supramolecular receptors (organic, inorganic and molecular) Volume 4: Dynamic supramolecular chemistry Volume 5: Supramolecular engineering Volume 6: Crystallographic (engineered) assemblies Volume 7: Sensors, imaging agents, and devices Volume 8: Nanotechnology Volume 9: Index
George Gokel earned the B.S. in Chemistry at Tulane University and the Ph.D. at the University of Southern California working with Ivar Ugi. After a post-doctoral fellowship with Donald Cram at UCLA, he worked briefly at Dupont Central Research and then assumed a position as Assistant Professor at the Pennsylvania State University. He has held professorships at the Universities of Maryland and Miami (Florida) before moving to the Washington University School of Medicine to head the Program in Bioorganic Chemistry. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Director of the Center for Nanoscience. He is recipient of the American Chemical Society's Midwest Award, the Izatt Christensen Award, and he is a Fellow of the St. Louis Academy of Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the National Academy of Inventors.
Len Barbour completed his PhD in solid-state supramolecular chemistry under the guidance of Luigi Nassimbeni at the University of Cape Town. He then undertook a postdoctoral fellowship with Jerry Atwood at the University of Missouri - Columbia, where he continued to develop his interests in solid-state inclusion chemistry. In 2003 he was appointed as an Associate Professor at the University of Stellenbosch and in 2005 he was promoted to Professor. Two years later he was awarded a South African Research Chair in Nanostructured Functional Materials (2007-2021). He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Stellenbosch University and an Associate Editor of the New Journal of Chemistry. Len Barbour's research interests include the development and characterization of new porous materials and the study of anomalous thermal expansion. He has published over 180 research articles and several book chapters.