Course: Nanochemistry

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Course title Nanochemistry
Course code KCH/NCH
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Waclawek Stanislaw, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Nikendey Holubová Barbora, Ing. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Definition of the scientific field and basic concepts 2. Intermolecular non-binding interactions 3. Definition and division of cation receptors 4. Cation receptors 5. Anion receptors 6. Hosts of neutral molecules 7. Intracavite complexes 8. Self-Assembly 9. Liquid crystals 10. Molecular machines

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Students' portfolio
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 80 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course Nanochemistry is to acquaint students with the basics of the field of supramolecular chemistry, which focuses mainly on the so-called non-binding interactions of molecules. These weaker non-binding interactions (hydrogen bonds, van der Waals bonds, pi-pi interactions, metal coordination, hydrophobic forces and electrostatic forces, etc.) then serve to complex-arrange very specifically chemically structured molecules into multimolecular complexes. Students will get acquainted with the basic principles (host-guest, cooperativity, complementarity, etc.) and with the basic chemical structures used in supramolecular chemistry (receptors of cations, anions, intracavitary complexes, etc.). Attention will also be paid to key areas such as self-assembly, liquid crystals or molecular machines and their use in the applied field.
Theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field.
knowledge of basic organic chemistry

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Oral presentation of self-study

Oral exam with presentation of selected professional topic
Recommended literature
  • Atwood, J. Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry - Two-Volume Set (Print).. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2004. ISBN 9780429075728.
  • BALZANI, Vincenzo, Alberto CREDI a Margherita VENTURI. Molecular Devices and Machines [online].. Wiley, 2008. ISBN 9783527318001.
  • FLAXBART, David. Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry.. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 119, 10, 2596, 1997. ISBN 0-08-040610-6.
  • Ozin G. A. Arsenault A. Cademartiri L. Nanochemistry. A Chemical Approach to Nanomaterials.. RSC Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84755-895-4.
  • SCHNEIDER, Hans-Jörg, and Anatoly K YATSIMIRSKY. . Principles and Methods In Supramolecular Chemistry.. Chichester: Wiley, 2000.
  • Steed J.W., Atwood J.L. Supramolecular Chemistry. J. Wiley, 2002.

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