Controlled Nucleation of DNA Metallization

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2009, 48, 219-223, DOI:10.1002/anie.200803123 published on 28.11.2008
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., online article
Silver-plated DNA: The deposit of a thin metal layer on biomolecules, such as DNA, requires the formation of small, magic-sized metal nuclei. Through the careful design of a reducing chemical functionality in the form of a dialdehyde, the nucleation process and thus the metallization step can be controlled.

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