Complexity is a concept that is being considered in chemistry as it has shown potential to reveal interesting phenomena. Thus, it is possible to study chemical phenomena in a new approach called systems chemistry. The systems chemistry has an organization and function, which are regulated by the interactions among its components. At the simplest level, noncovalent interactions between molecules can lead to the emergence of large structures. Consequently, it is possible to go from the molecular to the supramolecular systems chemistry, which aims to develop chemical systems highly complex through intra- and intermolecular forces. Proper use of the interactions previously mentioned allow a glimpse of supramolecular system chemistry in many tasks such as structural properties reflecting certain behaviors in the chemistry of materials, for example, electrical and optical, processes of molecular recognition and among others. In the last time, within this area, inorganic supramolecular systems chemistry has been developed. Those systems have a structural orientation which is defined by certain forces that predominate in the associations among molecules. It is possible to recognize these forces as hydrogen bonding, π-π stacking, halogen bonding, electrostatic, hydrophobic, charge transfer, metal coordination, and metallophilic interactions. The presence of these forces in supramolecular system yields certain properties such as light absorption and luminescence. The quantum theoretical modeling plays an important role in the designing of the supramolecular system. The goal is to apply supramolecular principles in order to understand the associated forces in many inorganic molecules that include heavy metals for instance gold, platinum, and mercury. Relevant systems will be studied in detail, considering functional aspects such as enhanced coordination of functionalized molecular self-assembly, electronic and optoelectronic properties.
Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus
- Óptica y física atómica y molecular
- Física de la materia condensada
- Química física y teórica