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Small. 2016 Oct;12(39):5449-5487. doi: 10.1002/smll.201601338. Epub 2016 Aug 23.

DNA-Mediated Morphological Control of Silver Nanoparticles.

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1
The MOE Key Laboratory of Spectrochemical Analysis and Instrumentation, the Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology of Fujian Province, State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Biology, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen, 361005, China.
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The MOE Key Laboratory of Spectrochemical Analysis and Instrumentation, the Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology of Fujian Province, State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Biology, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen, 361005, China. cyyang@xmu.edu.cn.

Abstract

It is demonstrated that DNA can be used to control the synthesis of silver nanoplates with different morphologies using spherical silver seeds. UV-vis spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy are used to characterize the synthesized nanoparticles. Silver nanoprisms are encoded by poly C and poly G, while silver flower bouquets and silver nanodiscs are synthesized using poly A and poly T, respectively. The length of DNA is found to have little effect on the morphology of silver nanoparticles. Moreover, the synthesized silver nanoplates are found to have high surface enhanced Raman scattering enhancement ability, good antibacterial activity, and good biocompatibility. These discoveries will broaden the application of DNA in nanoscience and will provide a new platform to investigate the interaction between DNA sequences and silver nanoparticles.

KEYWORDS:

nanoparticles; silver nanoplates; silver nanoprism; surface-enhanced Raman scattering

PMID:
27551864
DOI:
10.1002/smll.201601338
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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