Controlled Nucleation of DNA Metallization
Angewandte Chemie Internatioal Edition, 2009, 48, 219-223 published on 28.11.2008
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
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 (see scheme).