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EUROPEAN NETWORK on BENZYLIC AMIDE CATENANES : VERSATILE BUILDING BLOCKS for COMPLEX MULTIFUNCTIONAL MATERIALS

Objective



The objective of this multidisciplinary network is the preparation and characterisation of functionalised, switchable, ordered arrays of network. Postdocs will be trained in the disciplines of their parent derivatised benzylic amide catenanes (BAC's) which can form the basis of laboratories and all will spend time in other labs working on mutual tasks. complex, multifunctional materials. BAC's are a newly discovered class of Oral and written reports will be given by the postdocs at the eight-interlocked molecular rings, simple to synthesise in bulk quantities. Their monthly meetings of the network.
architectures and controllable dynamic properties make them excellent candidates for exploitation in materials research. Property changes will be brought about by manipulating functional units separated by a catenane 'hinge' using external stimuli (light, electrons, etc). First, however, a detailed understanding of the dynamic processes involved is necessary in order to design and assemble such systems. The multidisciplinary study will encompass all aspects of BAC structure, dynamics and properties by specialists in synthesis, crystallography, spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, doping, surfaces and quantum calculations. Each team has been assigned individual and joint tasks necessary for the Network to complete project milestones.

Funding Scheme

NET - Research network contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Address
Sackville
M60 1QD Manchester
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique
France
Address
Ctr Etudes De Saclay - Ce-s
91191 Gif-sur-yvette
FACULTES UNIVERSITAIRES NOTRE-DAME DE LA PAIX DE NAMUR
Belgium
Address
61,Rue De Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur / Namen
Loughborough University
United Kingdom
Address

LE11 3TU Loughborough - Leicestershire
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via De'castagnoli 1
40126 Bologna
UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Via Francesco Selmi 2
40126 Bologna