Supramolecular Chemistry provides a concise and fully illustrated introduction to one of the fundamental areas of modern chemical research, the concepts of which are essential to understanding interactions between molecules.
- A focus on applications in every chapter helps bridge the gap between the principles introduced and their relevance to the real world.
- Frequent diagrams, clear illustrative cartoons and schematics, margin notes, and glossary definitions support students in their learning.
- Questions at the end of every chapter and interactive online questions encourage active learning and promote deep understanding.
- Reflects recent advancements in the field, including a chapter on mechanically interlocked molecules in light of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
- Details the latest innovations in supramolecular materials research (e.g. supramolecular polymers, gels, self-healing materials, metal organic frameworks), highlighting how fundamental discoveries in supramolecular chemistry can be translated into practical uses of benefit to mankind (e.g. drug delivery, molecular sensors).
- All titles in the series are available in print and also as ebooks with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support.
About the Author(s)
Paul Beer, Professor in Chemistry, University of Oxford, Timothy Barendt, Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Birmingham, and Jason Lim, Research Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Singapore
Paul Beer obtained a PhD from King's College London in 1982 with Dr C. Dennis Hall. After a Royal Society European Postdoctoral Fellowship with Professor J.-M. Lehn and a Demonstratorship at the University of Exeter, he was awarded a Lectureship at the University of Birmingham in 1984. In 1990, he moved to the University of Oxford as a
University Lecturer and Fellow at Wadham College, and became a Professor in 1998. His research interests focus on supramolecular host-guest chemistry and coordination chemistry.
Jason Y. C. Lim obtained his PhD from the University of Oxford in 2017 under the supervision of Professor Paul D. Beer. After a postdoctoral stint at the same institution with Professor Charlotte K. Williams on supramolecular polymerisation catalysis, he took up a position as a research scientist at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Singapore. His research interests centre around the development of next-generation sustainable supramolecular materials, green catalysis and
self-assembled hydrogels for biomedical applications.
Timothy Barendt was awarded his PhD from the University of Oxford in 2016, for research on molecular machines with Professor Paul Beer. This was followed by a Junior Research Fellowship, also at the University of Oxford (Christ Church), during which he worked on the supramolecular chemistry of carbon nanomaterials. In 2019 Timothy was appointed to a Lectureship at the University of Birmingham. His research interests include mechanically interlocked molecules, supramolecular sensors and organic electronic materials.
"An excellent primer for anyone intending to give a short course on supramolecular chemistry to final year undergraduates.
" - Peter Cragg, Reader in Supramolecular Chemistry and Bioinorganic Chemistry, University of Brighton
"If you want an introductory accessible guide to supramolecular chemistry that will teach you something and test your knowledge simultaneously, look no further...
" - Jennifer Hiscock, Reader in Supramolecular Chemistry and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, University of Kent
"Wide coverage, excellent detail and good examples. Invaluable for delivering an undergraduate course on supramolecular chemistry." - Neil Champness, Norman Haworth Professor of Chemistry, University of Birmingham