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. It struck me immediately as, well, beautiful!
- 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 [Ni4(μ4-phdpda)4] and [Ni7(μ7-teptra)4Cl2] (H2phdpda =N-Phenyldipyridyldiamine and H3teptra = Tetrapyridyltriamine)", Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 121, pp. 250-251, 1999. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja982065w