Chapter 9. Spherical Molecular Assemblies: A Class of Hosts for the Next Millennium

  1. Ehud Keinan and
  2. Israel Schechter
  1. Leonard R. MacGillivray and
  2. Jerry L. Atwood

Published Online: 14 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527612949.ch09

Chemistry for the 21st Century

Chemistry for the 21st Century

How to Cite

MacGillivray, L. R. and Atwood, J. L. (2000) Spherical Molecular Assemblies: A Class of Hosts for the Next Millennium, in Chemistry for the 21st Century (eds E. Keinan and I. Schechter), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527612949.ch09

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 DEC 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302352

Online ISBN: 9783527612949

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Keywords:

  • spherical molecular assemblies;
  • supramolecular chemistry;
  • supramolecular synthesis;
  • spheroid design;
  • platonic solids

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overview

  • A Spherical Molecular Assembly Held Together by 60 Hydrogen Bonds

  • General Principles for Spherical Host Design

  • Examples from the Laboratory and from Nature

  • Why the Platonic and Archimedean Solids?

  • Conclusion