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Nanostructured supramolecular architectures


The crystal engineering of materials on the nanoscale has attracted attention from various fields of research. Using bottom-up assembly strategies, a wide range of functional systems can be accessed.

We have recently started to build nanostructured, supramolecular crystals, where compartmentalized structures on the the low nanometer-scale can be incorporated by a range of synthetic techniques. One route is the use of amphiphilic organic groups which enable us to build small, regular hydrophobic cavities within an hydrophilic framework. This forms the basis for further studies focusing on selective guest binding an reactivity within these voids.















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