CHEM437-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Supramolecular Chemistry

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


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 or CHEM321 RP: CHEM336 or CHEM321

Recommended Preparation

CHEM336 or CHEM321

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 240
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 111
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 235 (26/7)
Jack Erskine 241 (9/8, 23/8, 20/9, 4/10-18/10)
Jack Erskine 241 (20/9, 4/10, 18/10)
24 Jul - 30 Jul
7 Aug - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 8 Oct
16 Oct - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Paul Kruger


Christopher Fitchett

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,114.00

* 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 departments and faculties page .

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