Self-assembly is nature's favorite, most economic and reliable way to generate large and complex biological systems. Due to the high efficiency of nature using noncovalent interactions to assemble complex aggregates, self-assembly is nowadays considered as one of the most promising ways for building synthetic functional structures. This thesis describes the assembly of large hydrogen-bonded systems (double rosettes) and their ability to act as receptors. Due to the formation of 36 hydrogen bonds that bring together three calixarene dimelamines and six barbiturates or cyanurates, these double rosettes exhibit a high thermodynamic stability.
|Award date||27 May 2004|
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publication status||Published - 27 May 2004|