Supramolecular Chemistry in Confined Space and Organized Assemblies
Supramolecular chemistry has expanded the scope of chemistry beyond individual molecules. It is ubiquitous and plays significant roles in governing the interactions between molecules and the way they assemble and pack themselves that lead to their unique properties, functions, and reactivity. The study and understanding of supramolecular interactions and ways to control and manipulate them, coupled with the introduction of confined space and assembly in spatial organization, will present unlimited opportunities for addressing the challenges in designing on-demand supramolecular systems with desirable properties, functions, and reactivity, spanning fields as diverse as materials, biology and catalysis.
This Special Issue, guest-edited by experts in the field, Vivian Yam (University of Hong Kong), Makoto Fujita (University of Tokyo), and Dean Toste (University of California, Berkeley), presents the many facets of the current challenges and the state-of-the-art approaches in tackling the design principles of supramolecular systems in confined space and organized assemblies of controlled sizes, shapes, and topologies for tuning their properties, functions, and reactivity in diverse areas of catalysis, host¬–guest chemistry, guest capture and delivery, and emerging materials.
Beyond the Molecule
F. Dean Toste
Acc. Chem. Res., 2018, 51 (12), pp 2980–2981