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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(7), 9081-9096; doi:10.3390/ijms13079081
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The Structure Lacuna

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Received: 6 June 2012; in revised form: 10 July 2012 / Accepted: 12 July 2012 / Published: 20 July 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Symmetry)
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Abstract: Molecular symmetry is intimately connected with the classical concept ofthree-dimensional molecular structure. In a non-classical theory of wave-like interactionin four-dimensional space-time, both of these concepts and traditional quantum mechanicslose their operational meaning, unless suitably modified. A required reformulation shouldemphasize the importance of four-dimensional effects like spin and the symmetry effects ofspace-time curvature that could lead to a fundamentally different understanding of molecularsymmetry and structure in terms of elementary number theory. Isolated single moleculeshave no characteristic shape and macro-biomolecules only develop robust three-dimensionalstructure in hydrophobic response to aqueous cellular media.
Keywords: golden ratio; molecular symmetry; spin function
golden ratio; molecular symmetry; spin function
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Boeyens, J.C.; Levendis, D.C. The Structure Lacuna. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13, 9081-9096.

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Boeyens JC, Levendis DC. The Structure Lacuna. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2012; 13(7):9081-9096.

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Boeyens, Jan C.A.; Levendis, Demetrius C. 2012. "The Structure Lacuna." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 13, no. 7: 9081-9096.


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