Faculty of Textile Technology
Course: Supramolecular chemistry and nanochemistry

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Mario Cetina, Assoc. Prof.
Study Textile Science and Technology - postgraduate
Course summary 30
Knowledge verification writing exam
Precondition for testing
Lecture type lectures, seminars
Subject content Supramolecular chemistry. Selectivity, complementarity and co-operativity. Non-covalent interactions: hydrogen bonds, C–H···pi and pi...pi interactions, hydrophobic, electrostatic and halogen interactions etc. Molecules and ions with a cavities and other types of receptors which can form host-guest complexes Selfassembling and molecular recognition and their significance for biological systems and textile science and technology (nanofibers, electrostatic self-assembled nanolayer films, carbon nanotubes etc.). Crystal engineering – design and synthesis of new structures with desired properties based on an understanding and exploitation of non-covalent interactions. Nanochemistry – synthesis of nanostructures and nanomaterials by molecular self-assembling . Application of nanochemistry: nanodevices, surfactants, micelles, liquid crystals, nanoparticles, nanotubes, fibers, gels, polymers etc.
Aim of course Supramolecular chemistry applies molecular recognition processes which rest heavily on understanding of the recognition properties of the functional groups involved in non-covalent interactions. Nanochemistry is a branch of chemistry which aims at synthesis of organic and inorganic structures and materials of nanometric size which display novel physical and chemical properties, so enabling their diverse application including in textile science and technology. The aim of this course is to introduce PhD students with the basic knowledge of supramolecular chemistry and nanochemistry.
Literature necessary for course J. W. Steed, D. R. Turner, K .J. Wallace: Core Concepts in Supramolecular Chemistry and Nanochemistry, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2007.
J. W. Steed, J. L. Atwood: Supramolecular Chemistry, 2. Izdanje, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2007.
F. Vögtle, J. F. Stoddart, M. Shibasaki (Ur.): Stimulating Concepts in Chemistry, WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH, 2000.
J. L. Atwood, J. W. Steed: Organic Nanostructures, WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2008.
P. J. Brown, K. Stevens (Ur.): Nanofibers and nanotechnology in textiles, Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2007.