Chemical synthesis gets a fillip from molecular recognition and self-assembly processes

J. Fraser Stoddart*, Hsian Rong Tseng

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By drawing on nature conceptually, the practice of chemical synthesis can now be broadened in scope to include the supramolecular synthesis of supermolecules and their postassembly covalent modification to form mechanically interlocked molecules, which the chemist can use to build functioning nanosystems after the style of those found in the living world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4797-4800
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 16 2002

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