With a focus on structures comprising several or many molecules, design and synthesis of chemical systems using molecular self-assembly and recognition.
With a focus on structures comprising several or many molecules, design and synthesis of chemical systems using molecular self-assembly and molecular recognition. This research area includes the synthesis of host-guest complexes, supramolecular clusters and mechanically interlocked molecular architectures.
The strategy for this area will enable us to support and enable the continuing progress being made by synthetic supramolecular chemistry, which has now started to realise its transformative potential to contribute to applications ranging from nanomaterials in aviation to supramolecular sensors in medicine.
Changing approaches to synthetic supramolecular chemistry research are accelerating the pace at which disruptive approaches and outputs can be applied in related areas – for example nanotechnology, manufacturing and medicine.
The community should therefore continue to seek out new opportunities and areas where supramolecular chemistry can be truly transformative without eroding the novelty and creativity of the core discipline.
Synthetic supramolecular chemistry is an area where the UK exhibits real strength in its number of internationally recognised established career leaders. A small number of early career leaders are also emerging in areas where supramolecular chemistry interfaces with other research areas, such as Catalysis, Synthetic Coordination Chemistry, Functional Materials, and Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry.
We will work with the community to address the balance of researchers across career stages by focusing on the development of early career researchers in synthetic supramolecular chemistry.