"Useful in teaching chemical bonding concepts not only in
high school and freshman chemistry classes, but also in
undergraduate inorganic chemistry."
"This unusual, useful, and enlightening volume is clearly
a labor of love. It offers students and science teachers a
unique, entertaining, hands-on approach to stereochemistry and
makes an ideal gift for budding scientists."
"Each pattern comes complete with chemistry questions to
set students thinking...If you've never puzzled over the shape of
a dodecaborane, you will now."
"Even the most uncoordinated klutz can assemble some of
the simpler folded models, and -- believe it or not -- a few
models (of linear and diatomic molecules) don't require
folding!...Molecules are beautiful. A lot can be learned by
making and examing models of them. At least one student and
teacher recommend Molecular Origami to other students and
"Students will come to really understand bonding and
stereochemistry while they are having fun...a unique
--F. Thomas Bond, University of California at San Diego
"This book is a must for every high school chemistry
--James Bryn, Sparks High School, Nevada
This is a fun, hands-on guide to understanding the basic structure and chemistry of matter. Drawing on the Japanese art of paperfolding, the book provides rip-out patterns for 124 molecules, along with easy instructions for folding them into scale models, many of which are three-dimensional. The molecules progress from simple ones like methane to more exotic structures such as quartz and buckminsterfullerenes. Questions and discussions are included.