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Self-Assembly in Confined Space

Objective

Supramolecular chemistry studies chemistry beyond individual molecules, where molecules or macromolecules form larger entities by spontaneous self-assembly or by self-organisation. The resulting supramolecular architectures are held together by covalent bonds and a variety of non-covalent intermolecular interactions (hydrogen bonding, metal coordination, hydrophobic interactions etc). Spatially, the supramolecular systems can extend from a few nm to micron size or beyond, in 1, 2 or 3 dimensions, with hierarchical structures containing organisation at distinct characteristic length scales. Consequently, one can control and guide not only the chemical properties of supramolecular systems, such as adsorption affinity, reactivity or catalytic activity, but also the physical properties (mechanical, electrical, optical etc.) with spatial resolution, at different length scales and in different directions. Therefore, supramolecular systems have a potential functionality which tremendously surpasses the scope of classical molecular systems in the liquid state, or of classical porous solids. This potential functionality encompasses the type and number of functions which can simultaneously be fulfilled, as well as the range of viable operating conditions. While the variety of „functions‟ for supramolecular systems is only limited by the imagination of the supramolecular chemist, SACS focuses on the formation, via self assembly, of functional structures in restricted or controlled space to gain new properties resulting from the confinement and to enable the formation of assemblies with controlled geometries as well as size and shape and outstanding properties.
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Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Address

Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 095 300

Administrative Contact

Tine Heylen (Mrs.)

Participants (10)

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ASOCIACION CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA EN BIOMATERIALES- CIC biomaGUNE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 254 895

FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 235 528,82

UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG

France

EU Contribution

€ 761 990

UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 226 294,05

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 346 277

PHILIPS LIGHTING BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 45 272

YD YNVISIBLE SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 224 620

n-Tec A.S.

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 58 129

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 192 035,95

NOVA ID FCT - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DA FCT

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 59 658,18

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 310651

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    31 October 2016

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 550 049

  • EU contribution

    € 3 500 000

Coordinated by:

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium