Issue Date: November 12, 2012
Molecular Building Blocks Self-Assemble Into Trefoil Knot
Serendipity, along with the hydrophobic effect and a relatively simple chemical building block, has led to the creation of the world’s first molecular knot that forms in water with stereochemical purity.
A team of U.K.-based researchers led by Jeremy Sanders of the University of Cambridge and G. Dan Pantoş of the University of Bath reports the new trefoil knot—the simplest of all knots, with three topological crossings (Science, DOI: . . .
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