Topology behind Nobel Prize in Chemistry too!

From http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2016/popular-chemistryprize2016.pdf

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With the help of this revolutionary method, Sauvage reinvigorated the field of topological chemistry, in which researchers – often using metal ions – interlock molecules in increasingly complex structures, from long chains to complicated knots. Jean-Pierre Sauvage and J. Fraser Stoddart (we will return to him soon) are leaders in this field and their research groups have created molecular versions of cultural symbols such as the trefoil knot, Solomon’s knot and the Borromean rings.

See the whole article at http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2016/popular-chemistryprize2016.pdf

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