Making molecules to order

Fraser Stoddart*

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Self-assembly and self-replication may be the secrets that synthetic chemists have to learn from nature to be able to construct molecular electronic devices. This story is a personal account of how one particular conceptual approach to the self-synthesis of unnatural products has blossomed during the past decade from a simple observation in an unexpected corner of supramolecular chemistry. To the construction of a molecular shuttle and the production of molecular train sets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)714
Number of pages1
JournalChemistry in Britain
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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