Nano and Supramolecular Chemistry | Department of Chemistry

Nano and Supramolecular Chemistry

This course will help to understand the basic concept of supramolecular chemistry (non-covalent interactions) and their quantification in molecular recognition process. It will cover the area of non-covalent interaction, multiple hydrogen bonding (H-B) stems, self-assembly,  acyclic receptors for neutral and charged guests, macrocycles and macrobicycle,  cryptands and macropolycycles, cyclodextrin.

The chemistry of nanomaterials will deal with the basic understanding of the atomic and electronic structures of different nanomaterials such as clusters and nanoparticles of inorganic materials (metals and semiconductors), fullerenes, nanotubes, nanowires, and two dimensional systems such as graphene. Aspects related to optical, magnetic and vibrational properties of nanomaterials as well as the development of nanomaterials will be covered.

Text Book:

Supramolecular Chemistry Concept and Perspective: Jean-Marie Lehn, VCH, Weinheim, 1995

Reference Book:

Supramolecular Chemistry: J. W. Steed and J. L. Atwood, John Wiley and Sons, 2009
The references to nanomaterials will be original journal papers and review articles in journals and edited volumes.
Other reading materials will be assigned as and when required.

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