Poll: What was the coolest molecule reported in 2016?


C&EN 2016 Top Molecule
After pouring over the plethora of new molecules chemists published this year, C&EN has pared down the collection to seven of our record-breaking favorites. Now it’s your turn. Peruse this list -including a ferrocene Ferris Wheel and a complex with a whopping 16 bonds to a metal-and then decide which new molecule you this stands above the rest in 2016.From new types of nitrogen bonds to expansions in molecular stability; decide which new molecule you think stands above the rest in 2016.
Poll: What was the coolest molecule reported in 2016?
After pouring over the plethora of new molecules chemists published this year, C&EN has pared down the collection to six of our record-breaking favorites. Now it’s your turn. Peruse this list—including a ferrocene Ferris wheel and a complex with a whopping 16 bonds to a metal—and then decide which new molecule you think stood above the rest in 2016.
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  • ReplyJorge L. Colón December 7, 2016

    Because a six-member ring similar to benzene but made of ferrocene units it just too great.

  • ReplyDave Poad December 8, 2016

    Berwyck's work on the superbase molecule will inspire generations of Chemistry students, as the teachers talking about acids and bases casually drop in the remark "Of course, the strongest base was made by a New Zealander from New Plymouth".

  • ReplyOzdemir ozarslan December 8, 2016

    Valuable

  • Replymuibi ismaheel December 8, 2016

    With chemistry we resolute

  • ReplyYoussef December 8, 2016

    I love it

  • ReplyAQEEL ALAA HUSSEIN December 8, 2016

    Inorganic Double Helix is an absolutely wonderful structure...

  • ReplyAlexandra DePorre December 9, 2016

    COMPLEX WITH SINGLE/DOUBLE/TRIPLE METAL-NITROGEN BONDS

  • ReplyGuillaume Bédard December 9, 2016

    I vote for the 16-coordinate cesium-fluorine complex; Best molecule EVER!!! Who are the geniuses who came up with that!!???

  • ReplyCaroline Lanctot December 9, 2016

    Best molecule ever!!

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  • ReplySadia Noor December 14, 2016

    A unique molecule

  • ReplySadia Noor December 14, 2016

    An interesting molecule