CHEM437-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Supramolecular Chemistry

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


This course is about the supramolecular chemistry at a higher level. Supramolecular chemistry is an area of synthetic chemistry that aims to construct complex functional chemicals with tailored properties. Supramolecular chemistry involves the use of non-covalent interactions (such as coordination bonds, hydrogen bonding, -stacking etc.) to form well-defined molecular assemblies. These larger well-defined structures can be created with geometrically interesting shapes and electronic properties. In this course, students will develop an understanding of the synthesis of compounds suitable for supramolecular chemistry and how these can be assembled into larger ensembles, such as host-guest complexes, interlocked molecules, molecular machines, coordination polymers, metal-organic frameworks and covalent organic frameworks. The properties and importance of intermolecular interactions and their translation to functions in chemistry as well in bio-, nano- and materials science.


CHEM336 or CHEM321 RP: CHEM336 or CHEM321

Recommended Preparation

CHEM336 or CHEM321

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Paul Kruger


Christopher Fitchett

Course links

Course handout and content (PDF 410KB)

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,066.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences .

All CHEM437 Occurrences

  • CHEM437-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021