Volume 90 Issue 46 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: November 12, 2012

Molecular Building Blocks Self-Assemble Into Trefoil Knot

Organic Chemistry: Hydrophobic effect drives spontaneous formation of three-loop knot
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE
Keywords: molecular knots, self-assembly

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.

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