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Supramolecular chemistry

Bigger and better synthesis

Nature constructs macromolecules with a precision that chemists have struggled to achieve. So a strategy that offers simple routes to large molecules, starting from small templates, could be the next big thing in synthesis. See Letter p.72

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Figure 1: Vernier templates for macromolecular synthesis.

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