12. Supramolecules to the Rescue!

  1. Abhik Ghosh
  1. Seth M. Cohen

Published Online: 14 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118007099.ch12

Letters to a Young Chemist

Letters to a Young Chemist

How to Cite

Cohen, S. M. (2011) Supramolecules to the Rescue!, in Letters to a Young Chemist (ed A. Ghosh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118007099.ch12

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 - 0358 USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 21 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470390436

Online ISBN: 9781118007099



  • functional materials - supramolecules to the rescue!;
  • supramolecular chemistry - described as “chemistry beyond the molecule”;
  • group of molecules, or “crown ethers” - earliest macrocycles, demonstrating host–guest chemistry with metal ions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chemistry beyond the Molecule

  • Supramolecules: The Next Generation

  • From Molecules to MOFs

  • “Interior Decorating” with MOFs

  • Further Reading