From a Meccano set to nano meccano

J. Fraser Stoddart*

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The hurly-burly life of a scientific nomad is traced through thick and thin from the Athens of the North to the City of Angels with brief and not so brief interludes on the edge of the Canadian Shield, in the Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire, on the Plains of Cheshire beside the Wirral, and in the Midlands in the heartland of Albion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1089-1106
Number of pages18
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2005


  • Catenanes
  • Mechanical bond
  • Molecular electronics
  • Molecular machines
  • Molecular recognition
  • Noncovalent interactions
  • Rotaxanes
  • Self-assembly
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Template-directed synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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