This book focuses on modern coordination chemistry, covering porous coordination polymers, metalloproteins, metallopeptides, nanoclusters, nanocapsules, aligned polymers, and fullerenes. As well, it deals with applications to electronic devices and surface characterization. These wide-ranging topics are integrally described from the perspectives of dimensionality (one-, two-, and three-dimension), new materials design, synthesis, molecular assembly, function and application. The nine chapters making up this book have been authored by scientists who are at the cutting edge of research in this particular field. The level is appropriate for graduate students, post-doc researchers, and new faculty members whose aim is to become familiar with modern coordination chemistry from its basics to applications.
Molecular Assembly and Organization of Fullerenes for Photoelectric Conversion.- Organic-Metallic Hybrid Polymers for Electrochromic Display Devices.- Precisely Controlled Metal Nanoclusters.- Coordination Nanocages for Engineering Discrete Aromatic Stacks.- Coordination Nanochannels for Polymer Materials.- Synthesis and Functions of Metallopeptides.- Coordination Chemistry in Self-assembly Proteins.- Two-Dimensional Alignment of Conjugated Polymers.- Nanoscale Surface Science on Two-Dimensional Molecular Assembly.