Supramolecular Chemistry (SUP)

Vakbeschrijving Supramolecular Chemistry (SUP)
Collegejaar: 2017-2018
Studiegidsnummer: 4423SUPC6 (SUP)
Docent(en):
  • Dr. A. Kros
  • Dr. R. Kieltyka
Voertaal: Engels
Blackboard: Onbekend
EC: 6
Niveau: 500
Periode: Semester 1, Blok I
  • Geen Keuzevak
  • Wel Contractonderwijs
  • Wel Exchange
  • Wel Study Abroad
  • Geen Avondonderwijs
  • Geen A-la-Carte en Aanschuifonderwijs
  • Geen Honours Class

Supramolecular Chemistry
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Admission requirements

BSc in MST, LST. Students with a BSc in physics should have a solid background in organic chemistry.

Description

This course provides an introduction to the field of supramolecular chemistry. A primer on non-covalent interactions will be provided. By using case studies, the interplay of various non-covalent interactions in addition to concepts such as multivalency, preorganization, complementarity and self-assembly will be explored with respect to various classes of supramolecular structures. Additionally, a special focus will be dedicated on the characterization of supramolecular assemblies from the molecular to the macroscales. Various subdisciplines and potential applications within the field of supramolecular chemistry will be discussed (e.g. functional assemblies like molecular machines, sensors, drug delivery, biomaterials for regenerative medicine)

At the end of the course students:
• will have knowledge of fundamental principles of supramolecular chemistry
• will have in-depth knowledge of non-covalent interactions
• will have an overview of the areas of supramolecular polymers, nucleic acid nanotechnology,
• will be able to understand the design principles behind a range of supramolecular constructs and propose new supramolecular designs and functions.
• can digest and present a critical summary of a scientific article from the literature
• can propose a MSc/PhD-project based on supramolecular design principles and/or interactions

Mode of instruction

Lectures and student presentations of a possible supramolecular chemistry project

Language

English

Timetable

Schedule information can be found on the website of the programmes

Examination

Original research proposal, article review, exam. (35%, 10%, 55% of the final score)

Contact information

Website: SBC.lic.leidenuniv.nl
A.kros: a.kros@chem.leidenuniv.nl
Phone: 071-5274234
R. Kieltyka: r.e.kieltyka@chem.leidenuniv.nl
Phone: 071-527-5274441

Registration

Register for this course via uSis

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