Introducing supramolecular polymers to DNA nanotechnology

Vyborna, Yuliia; Häner, Robert (6 November 2017). Introducing supramolecular polymers to DNA nanotechnology (Unpublished). In: Swiss Conference on Supramolecular Polymers 2017.

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Self‐assembly of DNA‐containing molecules into biocompatible functional materials has attracted considerable attention over the last years. In this contribution, we present our recent findings in the field of self‐assembled DNA conjugates and their potential applications as stimuli‐responsive materials, cargo binding vehicles, and energy transfer platforms. The DNA conjugates consist of a short oligonucleotide strand covalently bound to an array of phosphodiester‐linked pyrenes. Depending on the strand composition and conditions, the self‐assembly governed by the stacking and hydrophobic interactions between pyrenes leads to a variety of shapes: micelles, one‐dimensional ribbons and two‐dimensional nanosheets. In the case of 1D structures (DNA‐grafted supramolecular polymers), the polymer core is formed by the stacked pyrenes, whereas the oligonucleotides are arranged at the edges of the ribbons in a comb‐like fashion. The abstract plus figure must not exceed one page. Page margins must not be changed.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)


08 Faculty of Science > Departement of Chemistry and Biochemistry

UniBE Contributor:

Vyborna, Yuliia and Häner, Robert


500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
500 Science > 540 Chemistry




Yuliia Vyborna

Date Deposited:

23 Nov 2017 08:47

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28 Nov 2019 20:08




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