Molecular Architectonics

The methodology of organising molecular units in the required and controlled configurations to develop advanced functional systems for materials and biological applications comprises the field of molecular architectonics. This concept of designing noncovalent systems enables to focus on different functional aspects of designer molecules for biological and non-biological applications and also strengthens our efforts toward the mastery over the art of controlled molecular self-assemblies. Inspired from Nature, we adopted the tailorability of molecular self-assemblies by employing biomolecules like amino acids and nucleobases as auxiliaries with functional-core modules. The molecular architectonics of functional modules that are developed in our groups have led to applications in organic electronics, high-mechanical strength, self-cleaning, (bio)sensors and tissue engineering, which demonstrates the functional applications. In this talk, I shall present exquisite designer molecules developed in our group with an objective to master the art of molecular recognition and self-assembly for functional applications.




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