Diversity and Complexity through Reversible Multiple Orthogonal Interactions in Multicomponent Assemblies


  • We thank the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie for financial support.


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Solving the puzzle of how to piece together the building blocks of a multicomponent aggregate should become easier by an improved mastery of reversible orthogonal interactions. In this way the complexity and emergence of artificial multicomponent assemblies may approach those of natural systems.