Supramolecular and Macromolecular Chemistry (KemiSM)
Macrocyclic compounds, including host molecules for cations,
anions, and neutral molecules.
Mechanically interlocked molecules (catenanes and rotaxanes).
Self-organization and self-assembly.
Enzyme-substrate complexes and biomimetic catalysis.
Application of electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques.
BSc Programme in Chemistry
Qualifications:The student should be able to
- explain the criteria for the formation of supramolecular systems.
- judge the nature of noncovalent interactions which are responsible for the formation of a specific host-guest complex.
- estimate the size and distance dependence of intermolecular interactions.
- judge enthalpic and entropic contributions relevant for the formation of aggregates and host-guest complexes in solution.
- design supramolecular devices that explore light or electrochemical stimuli.
- design molecular sensors.
- judge and evaluate original publications that deal with design, synthesis and characterization of supramolecular systems and devices.
The student should be able to
- classify the weak noncovalent interactions.
- classify a variety of host molecules for specific guest molecules / ions.
- classify solvents based on macroscopic and molecular properties.
- demonstrate knowledge on experimental techniques typically used to characterize host-guest complexes in solution.
- identify templates for template-directed synthesis, for example for the synthesis of mechanically interlocked molecules.
- use electronic databases for finding original literature.
The student should gain knowledge on the noncovalent interactions responsible for the formation of supramolecular complexes and aggregates and how to design a host molecule for a specific guest molecule or ion. Moreover, knowledge on characterization techniques should be gained as well as on how to design supramolecular devices, sensors, and machines.
Lectures + class room exercises + student presentations.
P.D. Beer, T.A. Barendt, J.Y.C. Lim, ”Supramolecular Chemistry –
Fundamentals and Applications”, Oxford University Press, 2022.
Additional material (notes and articles) - available from Absalon.
In particular, it is expected that the student him/herself finds relevant literature during the course.
It is recommended that the student is familiar with the contents of the compulsory courses on the first year of the bachelor's degree program in chemistry. In addition to qualifications within the fields of thermodynamics.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Written assignment, 2 weeks
- Type of assessment details
- An essay has to be written based on either a theme or an article. The essay topic is decided by the teachers and announced 2 weeks before the essay is due.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal evaluators
Criteria for exam assessment
According to the learning outcome
Single subject courses (day)
- Theory exercises
Partially in Danish
- Course number
- 7,5 ECTS
- Programme level
- Block 2
- No limit
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
- Study Board of Physics, Chemistry and Nanoscience
- Department of Chemistry
- Faculty of Science
- Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen (3-72677345686d6a7233707a336970)
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