Molecular Self-Assembly Organic Versus Inorganic Approaches

Volume 96 of the series Structure and Bonding pp 3-29


The Utilization of Persistent H-Bonding Motifs in the Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Architectures

  • Michael J. KrischeAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin
  • , Jean-Marie LehnAffiliated withLaboratoire de Chimie Supramoléculaire, ESA 7006 of the CNRS, ISIS, Université Louis Pasteur

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The present account describes some selected examples of the generation of supramolecular architectures by recognition-directed self-assembly of components containing complementary arrays of hydrogen-bonding sites. Specific groups yield one-, two- or three-dimensional motifs. Supramolecular materials such as polymeric arrays and liquid crystals may be obtained.


Supramolecular chemistry H-bonding Self-assembly Molecular recognition Supramolecular materials