Research Group on Supramolecules

Research Group on Supramolecules
  Supramolecules are molecules self-assembled with weak bonds such as hydrogen bonds and coordination bonds. Supramolecular formation often functionalizes the material. Supramolecular chemistry is crucial in designing materials with your expected properties of molecular recognition, separation, adhesion, self-healing, catalysis, energy conversion and storage, memory and so on. The industrial applications would be useful to solve the present medical and environmental issues, too. Taking over the former group, Research Group on Macromolecular Complexes, our group was founded in 2006 to develop the emerging supramolecular chemistry. We provide an interdisciplinary community for both academic and industrial researchers through semiannual workshops and annual seminars. The workshops pick up hot topics in supramolecular chemistry and the seminars are a lecture series on R&D in industries. The group members also have a merit to receive Annual Review on the latest research trends of supramolecules. In addition, we support biennial IUPAC International Conference on Macromolecular Complexes (MMC). We welcome your participation in the workshop and seminar and hope you join our group as a new member.

Masayoshi Higuchi(National Institute for Materials Science)

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