Weaving on the molecular scale

Yang Jiao, J. Fraser Stoddart*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Although items exhibiting topology are ubiquitous in everyday life, the realization of topology at the nanoscale level relies on innovative synthetic strategies. A molecular weaving strategy, recently reported in Nature Chemistry and Nature by Leigh and co-workers, has outlined the precise synthesis of a molecular 74 knot and a two-dimensional molecular fabric. These breakthroughs hard on the heels of each other open up a new route for incorporating predictable, well-defined topologies into molecular architectures. They will fuel the exploitation of advanced materials with topology-related properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2582-2584
Number of pages3
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 4 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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