Metal coating of DNA molecules by cationic, metastable gold nanoparticles

Tetsu Yonezawa, Shin Ya Onoue, Nobuo Kimizuka

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    Metastable cationic gold nanoparticles were newly developed by the use of thiocholine bromide (TCB) as stabilizer. The gold nanoparticles electrostatically bound to DNA molecules and then underwent self-fusion into the wire-like structures. The use of TCB as a labile ligand was essential to achieve non-electrochemical plating of the non-conductive molecules.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1172-1173
    Number of pages2
    JournalChemistry Letters
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 5 2002

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • General Chemistry


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