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Fabrication of ssDNA/oligo(ethylene glycol) monolayers and complex nanostructures by an irradiation-promoted exchange reaction

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10303-10306
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie (International Edition)
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2012
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Creative design: An approach to preparing mixed monolayers of thiolated single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) and oligo(ethylene glycol)s (OEG-AT) in a broad range of compositions as well as ssDNA/OEG-AT patterns of any required shape (see top figure) has been shown. A combination of this approach with surface-initiated enzymatic polymerization allows complex 3D DNA nanostructures to be sculpted with high spatial precision (bottom).

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • chemical lithography, DNA structures, monolayers, nanostructures, polymer brushes