Chapter 11. Molecular Devices

  1. Jonathan W. Steed B.Sc., Ph.D. Professor Lecturer Associate Editor Recipient1 and
  2. Jerry L. Atwood B.S., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Associate Professor Professor2

Published Online: 26 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470740880.ch11

Supramolecular Chemistry, Second Edition

Supramolecular Chemistry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Steed, J. W. and Atwood, J. L. (2009) Molecular Devices, in Supramolecular Chemistry, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470740880.ch11

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemistry, Durham University, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470512333

Online ISBN: 9780470740880



  • molecular device philosophy;
  • supramolecular photochemistry;
  • semiochemistry and sensing and signalling devices;
  • photophysical sensing and imaging;
  • colorimetric sensors and indicator displacement assay;
  • molecular electronic devices and molecule-based electronics;
  • electrophotoswitching;
  • mechanical devices and molecular level analogues;
  • transition metal complexes and nonlinear optical properties


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Supramolecular Photochemistry

  • Information and Signals: Semiochemistry and Sensing

  • Molecule-Based Electronics

  • Molecular Analogues of Mechanical Machines

  • Nonlinear Optical Materials

  • Summary

  • Study Problems

  • References