Functionalization of quantum rods with oligonucleotides for programmable assembly with DNA origami.

@article{Doane2015FunctionalizationOQ,
  title={Functionalization of quantum rods with oligonucleotides for programmable assembly with DNA origami.},
  author={Tennyson L Doane and Rabeka Alam and Mathew M. Maye},
  journal={Nanoscale},
  year={2015},
  volume={7 7},
  pages={2883-8}
}
The DNA-mediated self-assembly of CdSe/CdS quantum rods (QRs) onto DNA origami is described. Two QR types with unique optical emission and high polarization were synthesized, and then functionalized with oligonucleotides (ssDNA) using a novel protection-deprotection approach, which harnessed ssDNA's tailorable rigidity and denaturation temperature to… CONTINUE READING