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Molecular Interactions

Edited by Aurelia Meghea

Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania

In a classical approach materials science is mainly dealing with interatomic interactions within molecules, without paying much interest on weak intermolecular interactions. However, the variety of structures actually is the result of weak ordering because of noncovalent interactions. Indeed, for self-assembly to be possible in soft materials, it is evident that forces between molecules must be much weaker than covalent bonds between the atoms of a molecule. The weak intermolecular interactions responsible for molecular ordering in soft materials include hydrogen bonds, coordination bonds in ligands and complexes, ionic and dipolar interactions, van der Waals forces, and hydrophobic interactions. Recent evolutions in nanosciences and nanotechnologies provide strong arguments to support the opportunity and importance of the topics approached in this book, the fundamental and applicative aspects related to molecular interactions being of large interest in both research and innovative environments. We expect this book to have a strong impact at various education and research training levels, for young and experienced researchers from both academia and industry.

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Molecular InteractionsEdited by Aurelia Meghea

Published: February 29th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2384

ISBN: 978-953-51-0079-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5213-2

Copyright year: 2012

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37642 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

32 Web of Science Citations

41 Dimensions Citations


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1. Modeling of Volumetric Properties of Organic Mixtures Based on Molecular Interactions

By Mirjana Lj. Kijevčanin, Bojan D. Djordjević, Ivona R. Radović, Emila M. Živković, Aleksandar Ž. Tasić and Slobodan P. Šerbanović


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2. Molecular Interactions in Chromatographic Retention: A Tool for QSRR/QSPR/QSAR Studies

By Vilma Edite Fonseca Heinzen, Berenice da Silva Junkes, Carlos Alberto Kuhnen and Rosendo Augusto Yunes


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3. Molecular Interactions of Some Free Base Porphyrins with σ- and π-Acceptor Molecules

By Abedien Zabardasti


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4. Molecular Interactions at Interfaces

By Raj Kumar Gupta and V. Manjuladevi


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5. Impacts of Surface Functionalization on the Electrocatalytic Activity of Noble Metals and Nanoparticles

By Zhi-you Zhou and Shaowei Chen


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6. Cantilever-Based Optical Interfacial Force Microscopy

By Byung I. Kim


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7. Molecular Interactions in Natural and Synthetic Self-Assembly Systems

By Liane Gloria Raluca Stan, Rodica Mirela Nita and Aurelia Meghea


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8. Nano-Engineering of Molecular Interactions in Organic Electro-Optic Materials

By Stephanie J. Benight, Bruce H. Robinson and Larry R. Dalton


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9. DNA-DNA Recognition: From Tight Contact to Fatal Attraction

By Youri Timsit


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10. In Vivo Bacterial Morphogenetic Protein Interactions

By René van der Ploeg and Tanneke den Blaauwen


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11. Towards an In Silico Approach to Personalized Pharmacokinetics

By Akihiko Konagaya


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12. New Aspect of Bone Morphogenetic Protein Signaling and Its Relationship with Wnt Signaling in Bone

By Nobuhiro Kamiya


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13. Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Proton Transport in Proton Exchange Membranes Based on Acid-Base Complexes

By Liuming Yan and Liqing Xie


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14. General Index and Its Application in MD Simulations

By Guangcai Zhang, Aiguo Xu and Guo Lu


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