Chemists Look to Follow Biology Lead

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Science  29 Mar 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5564, pp. 2396-2397
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5564.2396

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Covalent bonds provide the strongest connection between atoms in a molecule. But chemists are now using more tenuous links to assemble large molecular complexes. Noncovalent bonds are revolutionizing everything from polymers to materials implanted in the body.