[Summary of the course] This course will focus on the fundamental concepts of supramolecular chemistry by describing intermolecular interactions, analytical methods for intermolecular interactions, host-guest chemistry, and functions of supramolecular structures.
[Aim of the course] Supramolecular chemistry, the chemistry of molecular assemblies formed by non-covalent intermolecular interactions, is now one of the most important disciplines across a range of areas from biological chemistry to materials science. The aim of this course is to facilitate students' understanding of the basis of supramolecular chemistry as well as the design concepts of supramolecular structures.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain various intermolecular interactions. 2) Explain host-guest chemistry. 3) Design supramolecular structures.
Supramolecular chemistry, Intermolecular interaction, Host-guest chemistry
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course will proceed in the following order: (1) intermolecular interactions, (2) analytical methods for intermolecular interactions, (3) host-guest chemistry, and (4) design of supramolecular structures. Students' understanding will be confirmed by question-and-answer in each topic.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||General introduction of supramolecular chemistry||Explain the general background of supramolecular chemistry|
|Class 2||Intermolecular interactions (1): Coulomb force and dipole-dipole force||Explain Coulomb force and dipole-dipole force.|
|Class 3||Intermolecular interactions (2): hydrogen bond and hydrophobic effect||Explain hydrogen bond and hydrophobic effect|
|Class 4||Analytical methods for intermolecular interactions||Explain analytical methods for intermolecular interactions|
|Class 5||Host-guest chemistry (1): ion recognition||Explain ion recognition|
|Class 6||Host-guest chemistry (2): molecular recognition||Explain molecular recognition|
|Class 7||Design of hydrogen-bonded supramolecules||Design hydrogen-bonded supramolecules|
|Class 8||Design of coordination supramolecules||Design coordination supramolecules|
Handouts will be distributed.
Learning results will be evaluated by question-and-answer (50%) and exams (50%).