A periodic table of molecular knots

Using computational predictive models, the scientists identified a shortlist, a kind of ‘periodic table’, of the most designable knot types, i.e. those knots that could easily self-assemble under appropriate physical and chemical conditions. This study, and the increasingly predictive capability of molecular modelling techniques, can create novel possible perspectives for future advanced applications, like the construction of sophisticated molecular machines for loading and delivering a nanocargo.
Source: Science Daily