Dynamic supramolecular systems at interfaces

Katsuhiko Ariga, Keita Sakakibara, Gary J. Richards, Jonathan P. Hill

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Nanotechnology from a bottom-up approach relies heavily on supramolecular chemistry that can potentially provide nanoand microstructures with molecular level precision of internal configurations through low-energy spontaneous processes. Moreover, supramolecular assemblies at the two-dimensional interface have great potential to be integrated into artificial devices. Studies on supramolecular chemistry at interfaces are, therefore, highly relevant for the development of nanotechnology. Another distinct aspect of supermolecules exists in their advanced dynamic properties that are anticipated to provide various stimuli-responsive systems. Here, we summarise the recent literature describing the dynamic behaviours of supermolecules at interfaces and supramolecular chemistry at dynamic interfaces categorised into three classes: (i) dynamic behaviour at solid surfaces, (ii) supermolecules at dynamic interfaces in liquid media and (iii) supermolecules at the air-water interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-194
Number of pages12
JournalSupramolecular Chemistry
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • Dynamic function
  • Interface
  • Molecular assembly
  • Molecular recognition
  • Supramolecular material

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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