The Structural Network Approach
- Lars Öhrström, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Sweden
- Krister Larsson, National Electron Accelerator Laboratory for Nuclear Physics and Synchrotron Radiation research (MAX-lab), Lund University, Sweden
The properties of a material depend not only on the specific atoms and molecules it contains, but also on the arrangement of these in space. Many of these three-dimensional arrangements are described as "3D-nets" or "3D-networks". Molecule-Based Materials: The Structural Network Approach is about the synthesis, description, nomenclature and analysis of such nets and the relation of the nets to the physical properties of the materials. It introduces the mathematics, and includes a short guide to programs useful for retrieving, analysing and naming nets. Complete with illustrations and examples of coordination polymer and hydrogen bonded nets, this unique easy-to-read book examines all aspects of 3D nets and will undeniably prove itself valuable to newcomers, well-seasoned students and researchers working in crystallography, inorganic or organic chemistry.
(Under-)Graduate students and academic or industrial researchers in organic, inorganic or materials chemistry, as well as crystallography, pharmaceutical, "electronic" and "photonic" materials, and nanoscience.