Accession Number:

ADA155023

Title:

Prospects for a New Kind of Synthesis: Assembly of Molecular Components to Achieve Functions.

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-05-16

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Molecular sceintists now have an opportunity to add an important new dimension to synthesis. Preparation of chemical systems, comprising two or more components, to achieve a function is possible. While rational strategies exist for some simple systems, major advances in fundamental reaction chemistry at the molecular and macromolecular level, especially at interfaces are required to achieve practically significant synthetic objectives. Synthetic chemical systems inspired by nature and microelectronic devices illustrate some of the aspects of systems synthesis. These example systems include multi-component catalysts, the photosynthetic apparatus for solar energy conversion, diodes and transistors. Originator supplied keywords include Molecular components, aggregate chemical systems, electronic devices, Sensors.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE