New star-shaped molecule breakthrough

Scientists at from the School of Chemistry have generated a new star-shaped molecule made up of interlocking rings, which is the most complex of its kind ever created.

The molecule was created by PhD student Alex Stephens, who works with Professor David Leigh's Group.

Known as a ‘Star of David’ molecule, scientists have been trying to create one for over a quarter of a century and the team’s findings are published at 1800 London time / 1300 US Eastern Time on 21 September 2014 in the journal Nature Chemistry.

More information can be found on New star-shaped molecule breakthrough Press Release and on the David Leigh Group website.

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