September 26, 1992 - September 26, 2025

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    Designing multifunctional molecular crystalline materials

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    12:00 - 13:00
    Gerhard M.J. Schmidt Lecture Hall
    Dr. Luca Catalano
    Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry, Université libre de Bruxelles
    Department of Molecular Chemistry and Materials Science
    AbstractShow full text abstract about Molecular crystals are supramolecules “par excellence"1...»
    Molecular crystals are supramolecules “par excellence"1 as they are macroscopic objects composed by millions of molecules periodically disposed and held together by non-covalent interactions with specific physico-chemical properties dictated by their architectures. This offers a vibrant solid-state chemistry playground to build organic solids with tailored functionalities, such as novel luminescent materials,2 solid-state molecular machines,3 and multicomponent crystals with complex topologies.4 The inherent dynamic nature of the weak intermolecular forces that are driving organic crystals self-assembly is also conferring adaptive responsiveness, e.g., mechanical reconfiguration and shape-memory effect, to this class of materials making them ideal building blocks for the design and synthesis of multifunctional crystalline systems that can be exploited as actuators, flexible single-crystalline optoelectronic devices, and self-healing materials.5