Metallo-supramolecular modules as a model for the study of materials

Author(s): Velten Fletcher

The various thermodynamic, kinetic, chemical, physical, and structural properties of metal ions embedded in a particular ligand field make these systems promising candidates for active components in functional materials. Methodologies for placing these active modules in appropriate device architectures, such as thin films or mesophases, are a major obstacle. With an emphasis on materials science, this review highlights recent developments in extended polymeric Metallo-supramolecular systems and discrete polyoxometalates.