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Synthesis of Anthropomorphic Molecules
« on: October 21, 2003, 05:38:00 PM »
Bored chemists?  ;)

Apart from the novel idea of making molecular stick-figures, it contains a lot of interesting chemistry...

Synthesis of Anthropomorphic Molecules: The NanoPutians
Stephanie H. Chanteau and James M. Tour
J. Org. Chem. 67, xxxx (2003)


Described here are the synthetic details en route to an array of 2-nm-tall anthropomorphic molecules in monomeric, dimeric, and polymeric form. These anthropomorphic figures are called, as a class, NanoPutians. Using tools of chemical synthesis, the ultimate in designed miniaturization can be attained while preparing the most widely recognized structures: those that resemble humans.

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One of the funniest thing i have ever seen in...
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2003, 05:39:00 PM »
One of the funniest thing i have ever seen in my life. You can even polymeryze them to create a big chain of NanoPutian, wow, what a great example for humanity.


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Those stickmen are a part of an educational...
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2003, 04:39:00 PM »
Those stickmen are a part of an educational program.

I dunno whether this is a good educational plan or not. On the other hand it sounds like underestimating kids, on the other hand I've seen how hard it is for many to understand that yes, atoms is just another set of legos, a little more complex maybe. :P


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NanoKids Music Video
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2003, 05:18:00 PM »