R. A. Bilbeisi, A. Trabolsi

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Topologically nontrivial knots are fascinating entities on the macroscopic and molecular level. Due to their esthetic and practical properties, knots have been extensively investigated in different scientific fields ranging from mathematics, biology, and materials. On a molecular scale, chemists promoted the beauty of these structures by developing various synthetic approaches for the preparation and characterization of knots in a laboratory set-up. This chapter stresses on the fundamental properties of molecular knots and their potential use in real applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSupramolecular Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationDiscrete Molecular Assemblies
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780128031988
ISBN (Print)9780128031995
StatePublished - Jun 22 2017


  • Anion recognition
  • Molecular knots
  • Molecular topology
  • Self-assembly
  • Supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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