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Extraordinary image of molecule of Olympicene, a Graphene derived compound captured by electronic microscope

"Scientists have created and imaged the smallest possible five-ringed structure – about 100,000 times thinner than a human hair – and you'll probably recognise its shape.

A collaboration between the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the University of Warwick and IBM Research – Zurich has allowed the scientists to bring a single molecule to life in a picture, using a combination of clever synthetic chemistry and state-of-the-art imaging techniques
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The scientists decided to make and visualise olympicene whose five-ringed structure was entered on ChemSpider, the RSC's free online chemical database of over 26 million records two years ago."

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Olympicene --> http://www.chemspider.com/Chemical-Structure.19896409.html

Chemconnector Blog --> http://www.chemconnector.com/2012/03/14/step-by-step-to-the-synthesis-of-olympicene/

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Scientists have created and imaged the smallest possible five-ringed structure – about 100,000 times thinner than a human hair – and you'll probably recognise its shape.
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Is this an endorsement of the Olympics by God? ;-)
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