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Tying Molecules In Knots 12

Posted by samzenpus
from the nimble-fingers dept.
Med-trump writes "Scientists report that they have made a non-DNA molecular knot. They created a 160-atom-loop with five crossing points, a molecular pentafoil knot. The researchers used a technique known as 'self-assembly' to prepare the knot in a chemical reaction. Apparently 85% of the elasticity of natural rubber is due to knot-like entanglements in the rubber molecules' chains."
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Tying Molecules In Knots

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Be careful when a loop exits to the same place from side and bottom.

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