The first book to didactically illustrate this particular, prominent class of supramolecular building-blocks covers topics ranging from terpyridine syntheses, via their chemistry and properties, supramolecular structures, and multinuclear metal complexes, right up to functionalized polymers, 3D-architectures, and surfaces.<br> Invaluable for students and lecturers in chemistry and biochemistry, materials scientists, as well as polymer, complex and physicochemists.
INTRODUCTION<br /> SYNTHESES OF FUNCTIONALIZED 2,2':6,2"-TERPYRIDINES<br /> Synthetic Strategies<br /> Synthesis of 2,2':6,2"-Terpyridine Derivatives<br /> Summary and Outlook<br /> CHEMISTRY AND PROPERTIES OF TERPYRIDINE METAL COMPLEXES<br /> Synthetic Strategies<br /> Uninuclear Terpyridine Ruthenium Complexes<br /> Chiral Complexes<br /> MULTINUCLEAR TERPYRIDINE METAL COMPLEXES AND SUPRAMOLECULAR ARCHITECTURES<br /> Dyads and Triads<br /> Supramolecular Assemblies<br /> Cycles<br /> Fullerene Terpyridine Complexes<br /> Compexes Containing Biochemical Groups<br /> NEW FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS BASED ON TERPYRIDINE METAL COMPLEXES<br /> Polymers with Terpyridine Units in the Side Chain<br /> Biopolymers and Terpyridine Metal Complexes<br /> FUNCTIONAL 3D ARCHITECTURES BASED ON TERPYRIDINE COMPLEXES<br /> Dendrimers Containing Terpyridine Metal Complexes in the Dendrimer Core<br /> Dendrimers Containing Terpyridine Complexes in the Periphery<br /> Micelles Composed of Terpyridine-Complex Containing Polymers<br /> Resins and Beads Modified with Terpyridine<br /> SURFACES MODIFIED WITH TERPYRIDINE METAL COMPLEXES<br /> Assemblies and Layers<br /> Surface Catalysts<br /> Photoactive Materials
"The book is well written, with excellent diagrams…I highly recommend this work for researchers in these areas and for synthetic chemists in general." (<i>ChemPhysChem</i> 2008, 7) <p>"…well composed with excellent graphics and a multitude of clearly drawn chemical formulas…should serve as an inspiration for new ideas in this quickly growing field." (<i>Journal of the American Chemical Society</i>, January 17, 2007)</p>
Ulrich S. Schubert studied chemistry and biochemistry at the universities of Frankfurt and Bayreuth (both Germany) and Richmond, USA. He gained his PhD under the supervision of Professor Eisenbach (Bayreuth) and Professor Newkome (Florida, USA), and his lecturing qualification from Munich Technical University, Germany, in 1999. Since June 2000 he has been Professor for Macromolecular Chemistry and Nanoscience at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. His awards include the Heisenberg-Stipendium of the DFG, the Dozenten-Stipendium of the FCI and the VICI awarded by NWO. Professor Schubert's research interests mainly focus on tailor-made macromolecules, supramolecular polymers, combinatorial material research, organic heterocyclic chemistry and nanotechnology.<br /> <br /> Harald Hofmeier studied chemistry at Heidelberg University, Germany, receiving his diploma in 1999. In the same year, he started his PhD program at Munich Technical University, Germany, under the supervision of Professor Schubert. He received his PhD in 2004 from Eindhoven University of Technology, and is currently carrying out postdoctoral studies at Zurich University, Switzerland, where his research concerns the development of organic syntheses and processes in collaboration with industrial partners. <br /> <br /> George R. Newkome received his BS and PhD in chemistry from Kent State University. He joined Louisiana State University in 1968 becoming a full professor in 1978 and Distinguished Research Master in 1982. In 1986, he moved to the University of South Florida as Vice President for Research and Professor of Chemistry, becoming a Distinguished Research Professor in 1992. In 2001, he was appointed as Oelschlager Professor of Science & Technology at the University of Akron, where he is also Professor of Polymer Science and Chemistry, Vice President for Research, Dean of the Graduate School, and President of the University's Research Foundation. His research is currently focused on supra(macro)molecular chemistry, molecular assemblies (dendritic and fractal constructs), nanochemistry, inorganic-organic interfaces, molecular inclusion chemistry, molecular electronics, and photonics.<br />
The purposeful self-assembly of discrete molecules or atoms to form larger-scale, systematic structures is termed supramolecular chemistry - a field that earned the 1987 Nobel prize in chemistry for its pioneers Lehn, Pedersen, and Cram. Self-recognition and reproducible self-assembly are one of the great keys to life, with DNA and its information-carrying helix structure being the best example. A very promising approach to the creation of man-made materials with superior properties and perfectly defined structures is the imitation and harnessing of natural and unnatural self-assembly processes. <br /> This first book to didactically illustrate terpyridine complexes covers topics ranging from their syntheses, chemistry, and properties via supramolecular structures, and multinuclear metal complexes, right up to functionalized polymers, 3D-architectures, and surfaces. Invaluable for students and lecturers in chemistry and biochemistry, materials scientists, as well as polymer, inorganic, and physicochemists.