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Perspectives in Supramolecular Chemistry relates recent developments and new exciting approaches in supramolecular chemistry. The series covers all areas from theoretical and modelling aspects through organic and inorganic chemistry and biochemistry to materials, solid-state and polymer sciences reflecting the many and varied applications of supramolecular structures in modern chemistry. From the early days of supramolecular chemistry the field has been associated with possible applications. This is not surprising as the design of new molecules, and later of assemblies of molecules, is often function-driven. Now, after three decades of supramolecular chemistry, David Reinhoudt has brought together a collection of reviews to reflect on the applications that have actually been achieved. The first applications in molecular recognition are now established technologies in analytical chemistry, separation science and medicine. More recently, developments have taken place in material design and these concepts are also discussed here. ContentsSelf-Assembling Systems on Scales from Nanometers to Millimeters: Design and DiscoveryDendritic ArchitecturesSupramolecular Structures with MacromoleculesChemosensors: Synthetic Receptors in Analytical Sensing ApplicationsSelective Ion Recognition with Durable SensorsIon Separations in Membrane and Solid Phase Extraction SystemsPorphyrin- and Expanded Pophyrin-Based Diagnostic and Therapeutic AgentsSupramolecular Materials and Technologies illustrates the achievements and advances that supramolecular chemistry has made in many fields from organic chemistry to materials science and from analytical chemistry to molecular biology.
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