This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of WS 2020/1 (current)
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|WS 2020/1||SS 2018|
CH3216 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Elective Modules Natural Sciences in the Master Program Matter to Life
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||45 h||5 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
2) Supramolecular chemistry; Nobel Prize in 1987
3) Basics: Molecular non-covalent interactions
4) Basics: Thermodynamics
5) Catenanes, rotaxanes and knots
6) An introduction into the self-assembly of molecules.
7) Self-assembly: Amphiphiles
8) Self-assembly: Peptides
9) Self-assembly: Liquid Crystals
10) Non-equilbrium self-assembly: energy landscapes of self-assembly
11) Non-equilbrium self-assembly: active self-assembly
12) Supramolecular Materials: self-assembly into structures with function.
13) Supramolecular Materials: self-assembled hydrogels
14) Molecular machines; Nobel Prize 2016
- Recall and understand the non-covalent interactions between molecules.
- Recall and understand the thermodynamic driving force involved in assembly of supramolecular structures.
- Molecularly design an amphiphile
- Molecular design a self-assembly peptides
- Molecularly design liquid crystals
- Recall functions of self-assembled structures
- Recall mechanisms involved in molecular machines.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VI||3||Supramolecular Chemistry||Boekhoven, J.||
Learning and Teaching Methods
As part of the exercises, specific questions are answered and selected examples are worked on. This gives the students the opportunity to deepen and work on topics and facts from the preliminary lecture.
Description of exams and course work
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.