DNA micelles as nanoreactors: Efficient DNA functionalization with hydrophobic organic molecules

Tuan Trinh, Pongphak Chidchob, Hassan S. Bazzi, Hanadi F. Sleiman

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We report a micelle-templated method to enhance the reactivity of DNA with highly hydrophobic molecules. Lipids, chromophores and polymers can be conjugated to DNA in high yield and under mild conditions. This method expands the range of DNA-templated reactions for DNA-encoded libraries, oligonucleotide and drug delivery, nanopore mimetics and DNA nanotechnology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10914-10917
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number72
Publication statusPublished - 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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