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A molecular assembler

The idea of nanometre-scale machines that can assemble molecules has long been thought of as the stuff of science fiction. Such a machine has now been built — and might herald a new model for organic synthesis. See Letter p.374

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Figure 1: A machine for assembling molecules.

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Kelly, T., Snapper, M. A molecular assembler. Nature 549, 336–337 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/549336a

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