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Reactivity in Confined Spaces Editors: Gareth Lloyd, Ross S Forgan


About this book

The chemistry that occurs within confined spaces is the product of a collection of forces, often beyond the molecule, and is not easily ascribed to singular factors. There is a breadth of material types that can define a confined space (e.g. macrocycles, interlocked molecules, porous and non-porous crystals, organic and inorganic/coordination cages) which are rarely discussed together. Studies of supramolecular entities in the solution and solid states are also not often compared in the same discussion, even though the concepts are often similar or can be easily transferred between the two.

Chapters in this book combine classical host-guest chemistry with catalysis, reactivity, and modern supramolecular chemistry. They cover the many different technologies used to describe and understand reactivity in confined spaces in one accessible title.

With contributions from leading experts,

Reactivity in Confined Spaces

will be relevant for graduate students and researchers working in supramolecular chemistry, both organic- and inorganic-based, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, polymer chemistry, and materials science in general.


Book content

  • Catalytic strategies within the confined spaces of coordination cages
  • Photoreactions in cages
  • Stabilising reactive intermediates in cages
  • Reactivity in Organic Hosts
  • Reactivity on and within supramolecular gels
  • Catalysis in Confined spaces – connectivity between frameworks and polyhedral cages
  • Organometallics in confined spaces
  • Topochemical reactions in organic solids
  • Stabilising homogenous complexes onto MOF scaffolds
  • Biomimetic materials, including Porphyrin-based MOFs
  • Nanoparticles in porous solid materials
  • Defined metal clusters in confined spaces
  • Macrocycles/Catenanes/Rotaxanes

The print version of this book is planned for release on 26 August 2021. Information about this book is subject to change without notice.

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This book contains 450 pages.

Publication details

Copyright year
2021
Print ISBN
978-1-78801-776-3
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-971-2