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Issue 12, 2004
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The single-step synthesis of a DNA tetrahedron

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Abstract

A tetrahedral nanostructure whose edges are DNA double helices self-assembles spontaneously when four appropriately designed oligonucleotides are annealed together in solution; the ease of synthesis, rigidity, and adaptability of this construct make it a promising candidate as a cage for other large molecules and as a building block for more complicated nanostructures.

Graphical abstract: The single-step synthesis of a DNA tetrahedron

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The article was received on 16 Feb 2004, accepted on 05 Apr 2004 and first published on 20 May 2004


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B402293A
Chem. Commun., 2004, 1372-1373

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    The single-step synthesis of a DNA tetrahedron

    R. P. Goodman, R. M. Berry and A. J. Turberfield, Chem. Commun., 2004, 1372
    DOI: 10.1039/B402293A

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