chapter  9
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Photoactive Layered Materials: Assembly of Ions, Molecules, Metal Complexes, and Proteins

I. INTRODUCTION This entire series is devoted to the study of supramolecular assemblies and this fact emphasizes the importance of supramolecular chemistry in this new millen­ nium. The transition from the molecular to supramolecular chemistry is due to the inspiration derived from the high-level-molecular architecture observed in bio­ logical systems. The details of the intermolecular forces that control this biologi­ cal organization is not well understood, but efforts in supramolecular chemistry are already helping us understand this organization. Photochemical methods are extremely valuable for exploring these intermolecular interactions that control the molecular organization.