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Functionalization of Molecular Architectures : Advances and Applications on Low-Dimensional Compounds, Hardback Book

Functionalization of Molecular Architectures : Advances and Applications on Low-Dimensional Compounds Hardback

Edited by Kazuhiro Shikinaka

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Low-dimensional compounds are molecules that correspond to various shapes, such as rod, ladder (one-dimensional compounds), and sheet (two-dimensional compounds).

They are ordinarily found in electromagnetic fields.

Recently, versatile low-dimensional compounds were proposed for use as components of various functional materials.

These new-class low-dimensional compounds contribute significantly to industrial/materials sciences. The molecular architecture consisting of low-dimensional compounds can also be found in nature.

One example is the cell cytoskeleton, which is a network- or bundle-like architecture consisting of rod-like protein assemblies.

The cell accomplishes its motility by structural transition of the cytoskeleton-that is, phase transition of the architecture of low-dimensional compounds in response to some stimuli induces shape changes in cells.

Another example is nacre, which is composed of layered aragonite platelets, usually a metastable CaCO3 polymorph.

The layered inorganic platelets give nacre its stiffness and noncombustibility.

Thus, the molecular architecture of low-dimensional compounds in natural life contributes to their functionality.

This book reviews various advanced studies on the application of low-dimensional compounds and is, therefore, important for the development of materials sciences and industrial technologies.

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