Formation of one-dimensional arrays of gold nanoparticles with DNA

Tetsu Yonezawa, Shin Ya Onoue, Toyoki Kunitake

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A close-packed one-dimensional array of gold nanoparticles was prepared with DNA as a rigid anionic polymer template. Gold nanoparticles with dense positive charges were prepared by modifying with dialkylammonium-disulfide. These cationic gold nanoparticles were adsorbed effectively on anionic DNA molecules. Electron microscopy indicated that the particle array had a close-packed structure with a small inter-particle distance. The formation mechanism of the close packing is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)855-859
Number of pages5
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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