Self-assembly can be considered a powerful tool in the hand of chemists for the understanding, modeling and mimicking of biological systems. The possibility of reproducing biological functions in synthetic systems obtained by self-assembly is envisioned as a modest but very important step towards the understanding of the mystery of life and its emergence on Earth.
- model studies
- molecular evolution
- Energy transfer
- dynamic combinatorial libraries
- membrane transport
- cytochrome mimics
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