Chapter 8. Nanostructured Molecular Architectures

  1. Paras N. Prasad

Published Online: 26 AUG 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471670251.ch8



How to Cite

Prasad, P. N. (2004) Nanostructured Molecular Architectures, in Nanophotonics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471670251.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 AUG 2004
  2. Published Print: 17 MAR 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471649885

Online ISBN: 9780471670254



  • nanostructured molecular architectures;
  • noncovalent interactions;
  • polymeric media;
  • molecular machines;
  • dendrimers;
  • supramolecular structures;
  • monolayer;
  • multilayer molecular assemblies


Chapter 8 introduces nanostructured molecular architectures that include a rich class of nanomaterials often unfamiliar to physicists and engineers. These nanostructures involve organic and inorganic–organic hybrid structures. They are stabilized in a three-dimensional architecture by both covalent bonds (chemical) and noncovalent interactions (e.g., hydrogen bond). This topic is presented with a minimum amount of chemical details so that nonchemists are not overburdened. Nanomaterials covered in this chapter are block copolymers, molecular motors, dendrimers, supramolecules, Langmuir–Blodgett films, and self-assembled structures.