PH-responsive size-tunable self-assembled DNA dendrimers

Tao Zhou, Ping Chen, Lin Niu, Juan Jin, Dehai Liang, Zhibo Li, Zhongqiang Yang, Dongsheng Liu

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Putting the DNA in dendrimers: A strategy to swiftly prepare DNA dendrimers based solely on DNA self-assembly is presented. This technique produces highly pure DNA dendrimers with an excellent yield of high generation dendrimers. The incorporation of molecular motors (i-motifs) into the DNA dendrimers allows for a change in size (up to 30%) in response to changing pH values (see scheme).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11271-11274
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number45
StatePublished - Nov 5 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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