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Crystallography of Supramolecular Compounds: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Erice, Italy, 1-11 June 1995


Series: NATO ASI Series C: Mathematics and Physical Sciences Volume: 480

Edited By: G Tsoucaris, JL Atwood and J Lipkowski

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #55896 | ISBN: 0792340515
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Supramolecular compounds are multi-molecular assemblies possessing a great deal of structural, three-dimensional information. This work deals specifically with crystallographic studies combined with other methodologies, such as molecular dynamics, thermodynamics, NMR and atomic force microscopy. A wide range of supramolecular systems - ranging from atoms to single 5 kDa molecules to high polymers - involve molecular recognition based on non-covalent interactions having a precise geometry. The work focuses on general structural concepts as the basis for the chemical synthesis of preconceived compounds and devices, such as switches, sensors and biomimetic systems. Further progress will come from the imprinting of structural information into molecular components that spontaneously proceed to self-organization. The contributions of crystallographers, chemists, photochemists and physicists enhances the typical sequence: conception and design - synthesis - structure and visualization - properties - applications, taking the reader from first principles to the forefront of the latest achievements.


Preface; G. Tsoucaris, et al. 1. An Introduction to the Crystallography of Supramolecular Compounds; J.L. Atwood. 2. Association of Helical Peptides and Ion Channels; I.L. Karle. 3. On Molecular Recognition in Fullerene Chemistry; H.B. Buergi. 4. Long Range Order in Organized Monolayers; D. Mobius. 5. Applications of the Cambridge Structural Database in the Study of Non-covalent Interactions; F.H. Allen. 6. Solvent and Dynamic Effects on the structure of Alkali Cation Complexes of the t-butyl-calyx[4]arene Anion: MD and FEP Computer Investigations on the Na+ / Cs+ Binding Affinity; A. Varnek, et al. 7. Solid State NMR in Inclusion Compounds; J.A. Ripmeester, C.I. Ratcliffe. 8. The Single Crystal as a Super Molecule; C. Pascard. 9. New Layered and Pillared-Type Compounds, their Intercalation Chemistry and Applications; G. Alberti, et al. 10. Molecular Tectonics; X. Delaigue, et al. 11. Symmetry in Spheroalcanes, Fullerenes, Tubules and Other Column-Like Aggregates; A. Rassat. 12. Stability, Solvent Patterns and Molecular Recognition in Cyclodextrins; G. Tsoucaris. 13. Constitution and Stability of Clathrate Hydrates; Yu.A. Dyadin. 14. Cyclodextrins and Fragments of Starch and Cellulose: Crystal Structures, Self-Assembly and Hydrogen Bonding; W. Saenger, et al. 15. Clathration and Solvation of Molecules; J. Lipkowski. 16. Inclusion Compounds: Relating Structure to Kinetics and Thermodynamics; L.R. Nassimbeni. 17. The Self- Assembly of Guanosine Derivatives and Folic Acid; G. Gottarelli, et al. 18. Recognition at Crystal Interfaces. Self Organization and Transfer of Structural Information from 2-D Monolayers to 3-D Single Crystals; M. Lahav. 19. Synthetic Receptors: A Modular Approach to Large Structures; I. Higler, et al. 20. Structural Models of Biological Significance from Supramolecular Systems; J.L. Atwood. 21. How DNA is Recognized by Proteins; W. Saenger. 22. Catalytic Antibodies: An Intriguing Host-Guest System; B.S. Green. 23. Supramolecular Organization of Keratinized Tissue; J.-L. Leveque. 24. Molecular Recognition: The Lipocalins; E. Eliopoulos. 25. Supramolecular Photochemical Reactions of Organic Molecules Adsorbed on Porous Crystalline Zeolites; N.J. Turbo. 26. Topics in Supramolecular Chemistry; J.-M. Lehn. Appendix. Tutorials on Molecular Modelling. 1. Introduction to Conformational Analysis with the Macromodel Software; A. Varnek, G. Wipff. 2. Display of Dynamic Structures from Molecular Dynamics Simulations in Aqueous/Non-aqueous Solutions. Comparison with X-Ray Structures; A. Varnek, et al. 3. The Cambridge Structural Database; F. Allen, O. Johnson. 4. Harmony: the Supramolecular Database Management System; M. Bailly, et al. 5. Molecular Graphics Approaches in Structure Prediction and Determination; E. Eliopoulos, I.M. Mavridis. 6. Tutorial Available on a PC Floppy Disk: Display of Supramolecular Structures; E. Eliopoulos, I.M. Mavridis.

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