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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Accounts of Chemical Research|
|State||Published - 2001|
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