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Unexplored territory for self-assembly

Cage-like structures can self-assemble from suitable metal ions and organic linkers, but the size of the assemblies was limited. The surprise discovery of a new series of cages opens up fresh horizons for self-assembly. See Letter p.563

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Figure 1: Self-assembling molecular polyhedra.


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