The largest synthetic molecule

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The group's research has been repeatedly highlighted in newspapers like Süddeutsche Zeitung (Munich), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Frankfurt), Tages-Anzeiger (Zurich) and the like.

For more information on the largest synthetic molecule the group achieved beginning of 2011, please consult the following links: 

Press release by Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Articles by New Scientist and ETH Life

 

PG5  

Figure: Chemical structure of a fifth generation dendronized polymer (PG5).

Molecular Mass: ~200 MDa (or 200.000.000 g/mol)
Number of Atoms: ~ 17 million
Structure perfection: 94.3 %
Shape: cylindrical
Diameter: ~ 10nm
Length: up to a few micrometers

 
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29.05.2017
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