Terpyridine-based materials : for catalytic, optoelectronic and life science applications / Ulrich S. Schubert, Andreas Winter and George R. Newkome.Material type: TextPublication details: Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, ©2011Description: 1 online resource (xix, 522 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783527639625; 3527639624; 9783527639649; 3527639640Subject(s): Pyridine -- Derivatives | Supramolecular chemistry | Macromolecules | Science | Chemistry | SCIENCE -- Chemistry -- Organic | Macromolecules | Pyridine -- Derivatives | Supramolecular chemistryGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Terpyridine-based materials.DDC classification: 547.593 LOC classification: QD401 | .S38 2011Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Front Matter -- Introduction -- Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Functionalized 2,2':6',2"-Terpyridines -- Chemistry and Properties of Terpyridine Transition Metal Ion Complexes -- Metallo-Supramolecular Architectures Based on Terpyridine Complexes -- p-Conjugated Polymers Incorporating Terpyridine Metal Complexes -- Functional Polymers Incorporating Terpyridine-Metal Complexes -- Terpyridine Metal Complexes and their Biomedical Relevance -- Terpyridines and Nanostructures -- Catalytic Applications of Terpyridines and Their Transition Metal Complexes -- Concluding Remarks -- Index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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