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A chiral molecular wire.

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

More than 60 million molecules are known, and many are fascinating. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Thus it was that I came across the attached molecule[1]. It struck me immediately as, well, beautiful!

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References

  1. S. Lai, T. Lin, Y. Chen, C. Wang, G. Lee, M. Yang, M. Leung, and S. Peng, " Metal String Complexes:  Synthesis and Crystal Structure of [Ni 4 (μ 4 -phdpda) 4 ] and [Ni 7 (μ 7 -teptra) 4 Cl 2 ] (H 2 phdpda = N -Phenyldipyridyldiamine and H 3 teptra = Tetrapyridyltriamine) ", J. Am. Chem. Soc., vol. 121, pp. 250-251, 1999. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja982065w