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Supramolecular materials

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Abstract

Molecular material properties depend upon the contacts between and the arrangement of the component parts, and therefore supramolecular chemistry has developed a highly important role in this area. This Tutorial Review, after briefly introducing the history of the field, discusses some of the most exciting and inspiring recent achievements, with special focus on soft materials, particularly gels and liquid crystals.

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The article was received on 03 Mar 2017 and first published on 26 Apr 2017


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C7CS00163K
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017,46, 2404-2420
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    Supramolecular materials

    D. B. Amabilino, D. K. Smith and J. W. Steed, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017, 46, 2404
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CS00163K

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