Redox-active dendrimers at molecular printboards

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This thesis describes the controlled immobilization of molecules by supramolecular
chemistry and self-assembly. Unlike physisorption or covalent synthesis, the binding kinetics and thermodynamics can be controlled at will, and the immobilization is reversible. A disadvantage is that, in general, the binding strength of a single supramolecular interaction is relatively weak, but this drawback can be overcome by using multivalent interactions. To obtain functional materials it is a prerequisite that molecules form stable assemblies which can exist in at least two different states that can be controlled by external stimuli.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Reinhoudt, David N., Supervisor
  • Huskens, Jurriaan, Supervisor
  • Ravoo, B.J., Co-Supervisor
Award date3 Nov 2006
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs9789036524346
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2006


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