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Beilstein J Nanotechnol. 2015 Jun 30;6:1432-8. doi: 10.3762/bjnano.6.148. eCollection 2015.

DNA-melamine hybrid molecules: from self-assembly to nanostructures.

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1
Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Patna 800013, India.
2
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Patna 800013, India.
3
Rubber Technology Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302, India.

Abstract

Single-stranded DNA-melamine hybrid molecular building blocks were synthesized using a phosphoramidation cross-coupling reaction with a zero linker approach. The self-assembly of the DNA-organic hybrid molecules was achieved by DNA hybridization. Following self-assembly, two distinct types of nanostructures in the form of linear chains and network arrays were observed. The morphology of the self-assembled nanostructures was found to depend on the number of DNA strands that were attached to a single melamine molecule.

KEYWORDS:

DNA–organic hybrid; melamine; nanostructures; phosphoramidation; self-assembly

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