Coordination Networks and Supramolecules with Chemically Active Reaction Sites

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Supramolecular chemistry and crystal engineering are two related areas of chemistry which examine the way molecules can come together to form larger structures. Usually, however, the aggregations formed are chemically inert, limiting the scope of their potential applications. This project aims to design and synthesise such assemblies that are capable of actively participating in chemical reactions after assembly. The realisation of these aims will give new routes to the production of new catalysts (analogous to enzymes in biological systems), nanoscale molecular sieves, molecular sensors, or materials that show unusual host-guest chemistry
Effective start/end date1/01/0431/03/06


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$180,000.00
  • Monash University