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Assembling Multi-Functional Ligands to Smart Materials

Assembling Multi-Functional Ligands to Smart Materials

Title: Assembling Multi-Functional Ligands to Smart Materials
Author: Ghosh, Dipankar   orcid.org/0000-0002-1165-2819
Advisor: Krishna Kumar Damodaran
Date: 2020
Language: English
University/Institute: Háskóli Íslands
University of Iceland
School: Verkfræði- og náttúruvísindasvið (HÍ)
School of Engineering and Natural Sciences (UI)
Department: Raunvísindadeild (HÍ)
Faculty of Physical Sciences (UI)
ISBN: 978-9935-9452-5-9
Subject: Chemistry; Inorganic chemistry; Organic; Supramolecular; Efnafræði; Ólífræn efnafræði; Sameindafræði; Doktorsritgerðir
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/1890

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Dipankar Ghosh, 2020, Assembling Multi-Functional Ligands to Smart Materials, PhD dissertation, Faculty of Physical Sciences, University of Iceland, 342pp.


Nature has been successful in self-assembling simple building blocks to complex functional architectures and the concept of supramolecular chemistry has enabled chemists to mimic nature's self-assembly principles. The understanding of the assembly/reassembly process is challenging but this will enable us to design and synthesize complex functional materials with predictable properties. In this doctoral work, the assembly of hydrogen bond functionalized organic molecules via non-bonding interactions and metal coordination have been studied. The metal coordination induced assembly was studied by converting the multi-functional ligand into metalloligands, which were converted to metal organic material (MOMs) and the catalytic properties of the MOMs were evaluated. The selfassembly based on hydrogen bonding was analyzed in low molecular weight supramolecular gels (LMWGs), which are stimuli-responsive supramolecular systems where the self-assembly/reassembly process can be either switched on/off by an external stimulus. The role and importance of various non-bonding interactions in the formation of gel network were studied in amide based LMWGs and metallogels. The self-assembly process in multi-component amide/urea supramolecular gels was analyzed by various analytical techniques and have reported the crystallographic evidence of specific coassembly in mixed enantiomeric gel. The application of LMWGs as efficient crystallizing media was explored and have shown the crystallization of inorganic compounds using gel medium. These studies enabled us to understand the key interactions of the self-assembly process in these systems, which will be beneficial in designing new supramolecular systems with predictable properties.

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