Supramolecular Chemistry, Self-assembly and Catalysis Supramolecular Chemistry, Self-assembly and Catalysis

      Supramolecular chemistry is the chemistry beyond that of molecules and focuses on the chemical systems of molecule aggregates formed through non-covalent interactions with ordered structures and specific functions. Benefiting from the pioneering work by J.-M. Lehn, D. J. Cram and C. J. Pedersen (shared Nobel Prize in 1987), supramolecular chemistry has received great development and widespread attention in the past decades. It now becomes a general and well-recognized domain of chemistry and intersects with Life, Materials, Environment and Catalysis Sciences. Our research group focuses on the fundamental aspects of supramolecular chemistry, devotes to exploring novel non-covalent interactions and tailor-made functionalized macrocycle host molecules, and puts emphasis on launching their applications in molecular recognition, self-assembly and catalysis. The three main research subjects include:
       ►   Anion-π Interactions
       ►   Supramolecular Catalysis
       ►   Biocatalysis