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Supramolecular Chemistry and Self-Organization: A Veritable Playground for Catalysis

Univ. Lille, CNRS, Centrale Lille, ENSCL, Univ. Artois, UMR 8181-UCCS-Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide, F-59 000 Lille, France
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Catalysts 2019, 9(2), 163; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9020163
Received: 23 January 2019 / Accepted: 30 January 2019 / Published: 8 February 2019

Abstract

The directed assembly of molecular building blocks into discrete supermolecules or extended supramolecular networks through noncovalent intermolecular interactions is an ongoing challenge in chemistry. This challenge may be overcome by establishing a hierarchy of intermolecular interactions that, in turn, may facilitate the edification of supramolecular assemblies. As noncovalent interactions can be used to accelerate the reaction rates and/or to increase their selectivity, the development of efficient and practical catalytic systems, using supramolecular chemistry, has been achieved during the last few decades. However, between discrete and extended supramolecular assemblies, the newly developed “colloidal tectonics” concept allows us to link the molecular and macroscopic scales through the structured engineering of colloidal structures that can be applied to the design of predictable, versatile, and switchable catalytic systems. The main cutting-edge strategies involving supramolecular chemistry and self-organization in catalysis will be discussed and compared in this review. View Full-Text
Keywords: supramolecular architectures; adaptive chemistry; host–guest complexes; colloidal tectonics; homogeneous catalysis; heterogeneous catalysis; chemzymes; ionic liquids; nanoparticles supramolecular architectures; adaptive chemistry; host–guest complexes; colloidal tectonics; homogeneous catalysis; heterogeneous catalysis; chemzymes; ionic liquids; nanoparticles
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Leclercq, L.; Douyère, G.; Nardello-Rataj, V. Supramolecular Chemistry and Self-Organization: A Veritable Playground for Catalysis. Catalysts 2019, 9, 163.

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