supramolecular chemistry
A field of chemistry related to species of greater complexity than molecules, that are held together and organized by means of @I03098@ interactions. The objects of supramolecular chemistry are supermolecules and other polymolecular entities that result from the spontaneous @A00472@ of a large number of components into a specific phase (membranes, vesicles, micelles, solid state structures etc.)
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