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Study of Supramolecular Self-assembly in Oxometalates, Soft-Oxometalates, and Polymer based Systems and Their Applications

Biswas, Subharanjan (2017) Study of Supramolecular Self-assembly in Oxometalates, Soft-Oxometalates, and Polymer based Systems and Their Applications. PhD thesis, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation explores self-assembly in three different model systems, namely, polyoxometalates, soft-oxometalate and supramolecular polymers. Self-assembly of metal oxide building blocks leading to the formation of giant polyoxometalate clusters in solution is investigated. Polyoxometalates undergo spontaneous self-assembly in solution forming ‘Soft-oxometalates’. Soft-oxometalates have unique properties, such as can catalyze efficiently energy reactions like CO₂ reduction coupled with water oxidation, is shown. Assembly of a large number of cluster molecules together provides effective catalysis towards such an important reaction for green energy production. Self-assembly of polymers leads to the formation of hydrogels; used for enhancing strength of a system like concrete. Assembly of polyelectrolytes is shown to form supramolecular polyelectrolyte complexes which are self-healing, can load and deliver doxorubicin for effective anti-cancer activity.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Additional Information: Supervisor: Dr. Soumyajit Roy
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Oxometalates; Polymer based Systems; POMs; Polyoxometalates; SOMs; Soft-Oxometalates; Supramolecular Self-assembly
    Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
    Divisions: Department of Chemical Sciences
    Depositing User: IISER Kolkata Librarian
    Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2017 11:34
    Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017 11:34
    URI: http://eprints.iiserkol.ac.in/id/eprint/544

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