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Self-assembly

Supramolecular basketry

Nature Chemistry volume 9, pages 10371038 (2017) | Download Citation

Both the topology and the mechanical strength of woven materials have inspired great synthetic efforts to replicate their structures at the nanoscale. Now, a triaxial weave has been prepared by self-assembly of a judiciously designed organic molecule through π–π and CH–π interactions.

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