Supramolecular Chemistry

Supramolecular Chemistry

Supramolecular Chemistry deals with studies of intermolecular interactions, e.g. how molecular interact by weak intermolecular forces only.This area of chemistry, beyond the molecule, is highly important for the understanding of how molecules interact and participate in creating larger molecular assemblies, e.g. a biological cell. Furthermore, supramolecular chemistry is important for the understanding of recognition and selectivity in e.g. biological systems (e.g. antibody-antigen, enzyme-substrate).

Although, supramolecular chemistry as such can help increasing the understanding of our world, a key focus of the supramolecular chemist is the design of novel molecules for specific recognition of a target molecule e.g. creating artificial antibodies.

Our research focuses on the study and development of applications of the group of molecules called cyclodextrins, molecular imprinting and design of novel photovoltaic polymers.

Research interest

  • Cyclodextrin technology
  • CD-Protein interaction
  • Dock'n'Flash
  • Chromatography
  • Cyclodextrin polymers
  • Photonic and opto-electronic polymers
  • Molecular imprinted polymers
  • Pigmentation of salmonids

Project leader

Associate Professor
Kim Lambertsen Larsen

Aalborg University
Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7H
9220 Aalborg East
Denmark

Tel.: ( 45) 9940 8521
Email: kll@bio.aau.dk

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