Molecular Containers (#99)

Molecular containers, held together by (reversible) covalent bonds and non-covalent interactions (e.g. H-bonds, metal-ligand, hydrophobic, electrostatic), provide a unique interior environment, which is able to bind to, sequester, and thereby modify the properties of guest inside. The field of molecular container chemistry constitutes a major thrust of contemporary research in supramolecular chemistry and materials sciences. This symposium will focus on the most recent progress of molecular containers. In particular, this symposium will concentrate on the applications of molecular containers in the area of molecular separations, molecular sensing, catalysis, gas purification and storage, targeted drug delivery, and molecular machines. The goal of the symposium is to bring leading scientists from the allied scientific fields together and provide a forum for sharing the up-to-date information, discussing research interests, and exploring potential scientific cooperation among researchers particularly from the Pacific Rim nations.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015