Molecule-mimetic chemistry and mesoscale self-assembly

N. B. Bowden, Marcus Weck, I. S. Choi, G. M. Whitesides

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Abstract

Molecules are structured aggregates of atoms joined by chemical bonds; crystals are aggregates of molecules, interacting covalently or noncovalently. The work described in this Account uses molecules, crystals, and other forms of atomic/molecular matter to suggest principles that can be used in generating structured aggregates of millimeter-scale components, interacting through capillary interactions. The properties of these aggregates - that is, their "chemistry" - mimic aspects of the chemistry of molecules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-238
Number of pages8
JournalAccounts of Chemical Research
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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Molecule-mimetic chemistry and mesoscale self-assembly. / Bowden, N. B.; Weck, Marcus; Choi, I. S.; Whitesides, G. M.

In: Accounts of Chemical Research, Vol. 34, No. 3, 2001, p. 231-238.

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Bowden, N. B. ; Weck, Marcus ; Choi, I. S. ; Whitesides, G. M. / Molecule-mimetic chemistry and mesoscale self-assembly. In: Accounts of Chemical Research. 2001 ; Vol. 34, No. 3. pp. 231-238.
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