Synthesising topological links

Nils A. Baas, Nadrian C. Seeman, Andrew Stacey

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We discuss the chemical synthesis of topological links, in particular higher order links which have the Brunnian property (namely that removal of any one component unlinks the entire system). Furthermore, we suggest how to obtain both two dimensional and three dimensional objects (surfaces and solids, respectively) which also have this Brunnian property.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-199
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Mathematical Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014



  • Brunnian links
  • Carpets and solids
  • Hopf links
  • Synthesizing double stranded DNA nodes
  • Synthetic DNA topology of links

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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