A new book on supramolecular chemistry and molecular machines collects papers and discussions from the 21st Solvay Conference on Chemistry, held Nov. 28-Dec. 1, 2007. From Non-Covalent Assemblies to Molecular Machines, J. P. Sauvage (Editor), Pierre Gaspard (Editor):

… collects review articles from the six topics of the conference, while also including comments, discussions and debates obtained during the conference.

The issues discussed at this landmark conference were:

  • Noncovalent Assemblies: Design and Synthesis
  • Template Synthesis of Catenanes and Rotaxanes
  • Molecular Machines Based on Catenanes and Rotaxanes
  • Molecular Machines Based on Non-Interlocking Molecules
  • Towards Molecular Logics and Artificial Photosynthesis
  • From Single Molecules to Practical Devices

In addition, and this is probably the most novel feature of the book, comments, discussions and debate will constitute a substantial part of each chapter, in accordance with the tradition of Solvay Conferences.

On the Amazon web page above it is possible to “Search inside this book” to browse the Table of Contents, index, and several internal pages of the book.