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Lecture Sheshanath V. Bhosale


04 November 2008 FWN-Building 5113.0201, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Dr. Sheshanath V. Bhosale
Affiliation: School of Chemistry, Monash University, Australia
Title: Concept transfers from nature
Date: Tue Nov 4, 2008
Start: 14.00
Location: FWN-Building 5113.0201
Host: J.C. Hummelen
Telephone: +31 50 363 5553


Nature is often the ultimate goal for chemists. Supramolecular chemistry is one of the most important methods for studying natural processes, as it has now become a mature, highly active research field. To mimic natural photosynthesis, recently we have developed r igid -octiphenyl rods with naphthalene diimides that form helical tetrameric -stacks of blue, red-fluorescence and can span lipid bilayer membranes used for the formation of proton gradients. By performing ligand intercalation these supramolecular constructs con transform the photoactive scaffolds into ion channels. Complementing this work, we have also successfully constructed and utilized novel yoctowells (2 nm gaps) on both silica and gold surfaces for catalysis and sensing applications. Our research is also focused on the formation of functional nanoarchitectures to contribute to the development of smart materials.

  1.  S. Bhosale, A. L. Sission, P. Talukdar, A. Furstenberg, N. Banerji, E. Vauthey, G. Bollot, J. Mareda, C. Roger, F. Wurthner, N. Sakai and S. Matile, Science 2006, 313 , 84.

  2.  Bhosale S. V. and Langford S. J. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2006, 4, 3031  

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