Synthesis of Anthropomorphic Molecules: The NanoPutians

by David Ng

“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.”

J. Org. Chem., 2003, 68 (23), pp 8750–8766 DOI: 10.1021/jo0349227