Catalysis and communication in dynamic molecular networks
|PhD ceremony:||Mr H. Fanlo Virgos|
|When:||January 09, 2015|
|Supervisor:||prof. dr. S. (Sijbren) Otto|
|Where:||Academy building RUG|
|Faculty:||Science and Engineering|
The interactions of a Dynamic Combinatorial Library (DCL) of molecules with specific targets leads to composition changes of the library which can reveal potential guests and / or catalysts. In this thesis some chemical systems have been proposed to achieve a certain level of molecular complexity and interactions within molecular networks by using DCC. These systems were implemented for the discovery of catalysts and the construction of molecular communication networks.
The catalytic potential of some of the libraries and the multi-phase combinatorial systems discovered, may constitute the foundations of promising complex systems with emergent properties where the behavior of the whole network cannot be explained by only the effect of the individual components.