Supramolecular Approaches to Nanotechnology: Switching Properties and Dynamic Functions

Author(s): Katsuhiko Ariga , Shinsuke Ishihara , Jan Labuta , Jonathan P. Hill .

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 15 , Issue 21 , 2011

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In current nanotechnology, bottom-up approaches where supramolecular chemistry plays a crucial role are gradually gaining in importance relative to the top-down approaches. A key process of the bottom-up approaches is self-assembly of component materials where supramolecular chemistry plays a crucial role. Well-designed structures formed through self-assembly particularly make excellent prototypes for functioning man-made devices. Recent advances in organic chemistry allow us to construct attractive units that can be assembled into further advanced micro-factories, leading to switchable properties and dynamic functions. In this review, supramolecular approaches in nanotechnology for developing switching properties and dynamic functions are summarized and classified into three categories: (i) molecular functions in solution; (ii) hard supramolecular systems; (iii) soft supramolecular systems.

Keywords: Supramolecular chemistry, self-assembly, organic-inorganic hybrid, molecular machine, surface chemistry, Nanotechnology, Dynamic Functions, cellular phones, hydrogen bonding., characteristics, transportation systems., microfabrication methods, Solution, Artificial enzyme, sexithiophene-based

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Year: 2011
Page: [3719 - 3733]
Pages: 15
DOI: 10.2174/138527211797884629
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