A DNA crystal designed to contain two molecules per asymmetric unit

Tong Wang, Ruojie Sha, Jens Birktoft, Jianping Zheng, Chengde Mao, Nadrian C. Seeman

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Abstract

We describe the self-assembly of a DNA crystal that contains two tensegrity triangle molecules per asymmetric unit. We have used X-ray crystallography to determine its crystal structure. In addition, we have demonstrated control over the colors of the crystals by attaching either Cy3 dye (pink) or Cy5 dye (blue-green) to the components of the crystal, yielding crystals of corresponding colors. Attaching the pair of dyes to the pair of molecules yields a purple crystal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15471-15473
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume132
Issue number44
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 10 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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