Bottom-up fabrication of nanopatterned polymers on DNA origami by in situ atom-transfer radical polymerization

Tokura, Yu, Jiang, Yanyan, Welle, Alexander, Stenzel, Martina H., Krzemien, Katarzyna M., Michaelis, Jens, Berger, Ruediger, Barner-Kowollik, Christopher, Wu, Yuzhou, & Weil, Tanja (2016) Bottom-up fabrication of nanopatterned polymers on DNA origami by in situ atom-transfer radical polymerization. Angewandte Chemie, 55(19), pp. 5692-5697.

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Bottom-up strategies to fabricate patterned polymers at the nanoscale represent an emerging field in the development of advanced nanodevices, such as biosensors, nanofluidics, and nanophotonics. DNA origami techniques provide access to distinct architectures of various sizes and shapes and present manifold opportunities for functionalization at the nanoscale with the highest precision. Herein, we conduct in situ atom-transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) on DNA origami, yielding differently nanopatterned polymers of various heights. After cross-linking, the grafted polymeric nanostructures can even stably exist in solution without the DNA origami template. This straightforward approach allows for the fabrication of patterned polymers with low nanometer resolution, which provides access to unique DNA-based functional hybrid materials.

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ID Code: 97010
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: atom-transfer radical polymerization;DNA nanotechnology;origami nanostructures;polymerization;self-assembly
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201511761
ISSN: 0044-8249
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2016 23:54
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2016 21:35

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