Subtractive assembly of DNA nanoarchitectures driven by fuel strand displacement

Zhe Li, Yonggang Ke, Chenxiang Lin, Hao Yan, Yan Liu

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Herein we demonstrate that flexible DNA architectures with larger cavities can be efficiently constructed by first assembling a relatively more rigid DNA tile architecture and subsequently subtracting a center tile through fuel strand displacement; such structures are otherwise difficult to obtain if the center tile is missing in the beginning, proving a new strategy for DNA self-assembly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4318-4320
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number36
StatePublished - 2008

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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