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Supramolecular Photochemistry: Faraday Discussion

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Since its inception in 1987, research into supramolecular photochemistry has experienced impressive growth and now impacts on many topics. The field has now matured, taking advantage of new instrumentation and advances in synthesis, and it is time to consider where we are and where we want to be in the near future.
Following the Supramolecular Photochemistry: Faraday Discussion (September 2015), this book discusses new information derived from the study of natural systems and its use in aiding the design of artificial photosynthetic systems, such as synthetic light-harvesting antennae and molecular devices capable of efficacious charge-separation. The book explores multi-component systems where illumination induces controlled mechanical movements (machines). The effect of supramolecular assembly on the photoactivation of nanostructures such as liquid crystals and dendrimers is also considered. By studying the in-situ changes in the local topology and the concentration of selected substrates, the application of such assemblies in luminescent devices becomes a reality.

From the book series:
Faraday Discussions

Book content

  • Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis
  • Light-activated Molecular Machines and Logic Gates
  • Self-organization of Photo-active Nanostructures
  • Luminescence Sensing and Imaging
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This book contains 568 pages.

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11 Jan 2016
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Faraday Discussions documents a long-established series of Faraday Discussion meetings which provide a unique international forum for the exchange of views and newly acquired results in developing areas of physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry and chemical physics. The papers presented are published in the Faraday Discussion volume together with a record of the discussion contributions made at the meeting. Faraday Discussions therefore provide an important record of current international knowledge and views in the field concerned. The latest (2012) impact factor of Faraday Discussions is 3.82.