The Supramolecular Chemistry of Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Materials

Authors

  • Ana B. Descalzo Dr.,

    1. Instituto de Química Molecular Aplicada, Departamento de Química, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n, 46071 Valencia, Spain, Fax: (+34) 96-387-9349
    2. present address: Div. I.5, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Richard-Willstätter-Strasse 11, 12489 Berlin, Germany
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  • Ramón Martínez-Máñez Prof.,

    1. Instituto de Química Molecular Aplicada, Departamento de Química, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n, 46071 Valencia, Spain, Fax: (+34) 96-387-9349
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  • Félix Sancenón Dr.,

    1. Instituto de Química Molecular Aplicada, Departamento de Química, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n, 46071 Valencia, Spain, Fax: (+34) 96-387-9349
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  • Katrin Hoffmann Dr.,

    1. Div. I.5, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Richard-Willstätter-Strasse 11, 12489 Berlin, Germany, Fax: (+49) 30-8104-5005
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  • Knut Rurack Dr.

    1. Div. I.5, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Richard-Willstätter-Strasse 11, 12489 Berlin, Germany, Fax: (+49) 30-8104-5005
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Abstract

The combination of nanomaterials as solid supports and supramolecular concepts has led to the development of hybrid materials with improved functionalities. These “hetero-supramolecular” ideas provide a means of bridging the gap between molecular chemistry, materials sciences, and nanotechnology. In recent years, relevant examples have been reported on functional aspects, such as enhanced recognition and sensing by using molecules on preorganized surfaces, the reversible building of nanometer-sized networks and 3D architectures, as well as biomimetic and gated chemistry in hybrid nanomaterials for the development of advanced functional protocols in three-dimensional frameworks. This approach allows the fine-tuning of the properties of nanomaterials and offers new perspectives for the application of supramolecular concepts.

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