supramolecule


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supramolecule

[‚sü·prə′mäl·ə‚kyül]
(physical chemistry)
A stable system formed by two or more molecules held together and organized by intermolecular (noncovalent bonding) interactions.
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So they started over, this time extracting the correct anthocyanin and joining it with the other pigment components to make the right supramolecule.
The basic structure of the Slide-Ring material is the supramolecular networks comprised of nano-sized "necklace" supramolecules called polyrotaxane with crosslinking points of bonded molecular necklaces or molecular necklaces with other polymers.
Microstructural changes in casein supramolecules during acidification of skim milk.
Key targets will be the generation of rigid 3D organometallic-based materials, discrete supramolecular nano-sized aggregates (charged moiety approach) and novel fullerene-like supramolecules as nano-spheres, nano-capsules and nano-wheels (neutral moiety approach).
Nabeshima presents students, academics, researchers, and general-interest readers with a collection of academic articles and essays devoted to the examination of the non-linear regulation mechanisms used for controlling the functions of artificial supramolecules. The seventeen contributions that make up the main body of the text cover cooperativity and synergy in multi-metal supramolecular systems, hierarchically assembled titanium(IV) helicates, suprmolecular hosts and catalysts formed by synergistic molecular assemblies of multinuclear zinc(II) complexes in aqueous solutions, and a wide variety of other related material.
To solve this problem, supramolecules based on 1,3,5-benzenelrisamides have been chosen to be [beta]-nucleation agents for their solubility in the molten polymer at elevated temperatures [7, 11].
The material science related to porphyrin includes artificial photosynthesis, organic solar cells, photodynamic therapy, light-emitting materials, nearinfrared dyes, non-linear optical materials, molecular wires, catalysis, supramolecules and so forth.
Polyrotaxanes (PRs) are highly functional supramolecules consisting of several rings and one or more axes, in which the dissociation of ring from axes is hindered by bulky groups at both ends of the axes.
With respect to soft templating strategy, the formation of hierarchical structures, based on the specific interaction between supramolecules and nanocrystals, can be realized.
(2009) reported the occurrence of acid gelation of milk at pH between 5.3 and 4.9, which involved a reassociation of loosely entangled protein aggregates into more-compact colloidal particles or association with any remaining casein supramolecules. However, this study found that the specific conditions for three types of milk were different.
Directed Assembly of cluster-based supramolecules into onedimensional coordination polymers, Angew.
Currently, calixarenes are also known as the third generation supramolecules after cyclodextrins and crown ethers [3].