Nathaniel L Rosi

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We describe the use of gold nanoparticle-oligonucleotide complexes as intracellular gene regulation agents for the control of protein expression in cells. These oligonucleotide-modified nanoparticles have affinity constants for complementary nucleic acids that are higher than their unmodified oligonucleotide counterparts, are less susceptible to degradation(More)
In the last 10 years the field of molecular diagnostics has witnessed an explosion of interest in the use of nanomaterials in assays for gases, metal ions, and DNA and protein markers for many diseases. Intense research has been fueled by the need for practical, robust, and highly sensitive and selective detection agents that can address the deficiencies of(More)
A strategy based on reticulating metal ions and organic carboxylate links into extended networks has been advanced to a point that allowed the design of porous structures in which pore size and functionality could be varied systematically. Metal-organic framework (MOF-5), a prototype of a new class of porous materials and one that is constructed from(More)
Metal-organic framework-5 (MOF-5) of composition Zn4O(BDC)3 (BDC = 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate) with a cubic three-dimensional extended porous structure adsorbed hydrogen up to 4.5 weight percent (17.2 hydrogen molecules per formula unit) at 78 kelvin and 1.0 weight percent at room temperature and pressure of 20 bar. Inelastic neutron scattering spectroscopy(More)
Biomolecules are the building blocks of life. Nature has evolved countless biomolecules that show promise for bridging metal ions. These molecules have emerged as an excellent source of biocompatible building blocks that can be used to design Metal-Biomolecule Frameworks (MBioFs). This feature article highlights the advances in the synthesis of this class(More)
The cellular internalization of oligonucleotide-modified nanoparticles is investigated. Uptake is dependent on the density of the oligonucleotide loading on the surface of the particles, where higher densities lead to greater uptake. Densely functionalized nanoparticles adsorb a large number of proteins on the nanoparticle surface. Nanoparticle uptake is(More)
A porous anionic metal-organic framework, bio-MOF-1, constructed using adenine as a biomolecular building block is described. The porosity of this material is evaluated, its stability in biological buffers is studied, and its potential as a material for controlled drug release is investigated. Specifically, procainamide HCl is loaded into the pores of(More)
The synthesis and structure of Co(2)(ad)(2)(CO(2)CH(3))(2) x 2 DMF x 0.5 H(2)O (bio-MOF-11) is described. Pyrimidine and amino groups of adeninate (ad) decorate the pores of the framework. The porosity of this material was studied, and its CO(2) and H(2) adsorption properties were evaluated. bio-MOF-11 exhibits a high heat of adsorption for CO(2)(More)
We report the X-ray structure of a cyclohexanethiolate-capped [Au23(SR)16](-) nanocluster (counterion: tetraoctylammonium, TOA(+)). The structure comprises a cuboctahedron-based bipyramidal Au15 kernel, which is protected by two staple-like trimeric Au3(SR)4 motifs, two monomeric Au(SR)2 and four plain bridging SR ligands. Electronic structure analysis(More)