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This course is about the supramolecular chemistry at a higher level. Supramolecular chemistry is an area of synthetic chemistry that aims to construct complex functional chemicals with tailored properties. Supramolecular chemistry involves the use of non-covalent interactions (such as coordination bonds, hydrogen bonding, -stacking etc.) to form well-defined molecular assemblies. These larger well-defined structures can be created with geometrically interesting shapes and electronic properties. In this course, students will develop an understanding of the synthesis of compounds suitable for supramolecular chemistry and how these can be assembled into larger ensembles, such as host-guest complexes, interlocked molecules, molecular machines, coordination polymers, metal-organic frameworks and covalent organic frameworks. The properties and importance of intermolecular interactions and their translation to functions in chemistry as well in bio-, nano- and materials science.
CHEM336 orCHEM321 RP: CHEM336 orCHEM321
CHEM336 or CHEM321
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Course handout and content (PDF 410KB)
Domestic fee $1,066.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
School of Physical & Chemical Sciences on the department and colleges page.