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Nucleic acid nanotechnology—towards Ångström-scale engineering

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Abstract

Nucleic acids and analogues are suitable building blocks for reliable self-assembly of nanometer-sized two- or three-dimensional materials. In order to mimic or approach nature with respect to size and function, Ångström-scale chemical engineering is emerging as pivotal for future developments. Efforts within nucleic acid nanotechnology will be focussed on generating rigid and stable low nanometer-sized structures carrying functionalities with predictable spatial positioning allowing, by encoded self-assembly, functional nucleic acid architectures to be built towards applications within the biological and material sciences.

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The article was received on 03 Nov 2003, accepted on 25 Nov 2003 and first published on 22 Dec 2003


Article type: Emerging Area
DOI: 10.1039/B313986G
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2004,2, 277-280

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    Nucleic acid nanotechnology—towards Ångström-scale engineering

    J. Wengel, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2004, 2, 277
    DOI: 10.1039/B313986G

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