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Systems chemistry

Molecular networks come of age

The advent of sophisticated analytical tools enables the collective behaviour of networks of interacting molecules to be studied. The emerging field of systems chemistry promises to allow such networks to be designed to perform complex functions, and might even shed light on the origins of life.

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Nitschke, J. Molecular networks come of age. Nature 462, 736–738 (2009).

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