Molecule-mimetic chemistry and mesoscale self-assembly

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

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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
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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