Thiol-specific and nonspecific interactions between DNA and gold nanoparticles

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Abstract

The contribution of nonspecific interactions to the overall interactions of thiol-ssDNA and dsDNA macromolecules with gold nanoparticles was investigated. A systematic investigation utilizing dynamic light scattering and cryogenic transmission electron microscopy has been per-formed to directly measure and visualize the changes in particle size and appearance during functionalization of gold nanoparticles with thiol-ssDNA and nonthiolated dsDNA. The results show that both thiol-ssDNA and dsDNA do stabilize gold nanoparticle dispersions, but possible nonspecific interactions between the hydrophobic DNA bases and the gold surface promote interparticle interactions and cause aggregation within rather a short period of time. We also discuss the adsorption mechanisms of dsDNA and thiol-ssDNA to gold particles.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

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Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)3294-3299
TidskriftLangmuir
Volym22
Utgivningsnummer7
StatusPublished - 2006
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa