Higher-order conformations of DNA are useful as templates to create various superstructural poly(pyrrole) morphologies

Ah Hyun Bae, Tsukasa Hatano, Munenori Numata, Masayuki Takeuchi, Seiji Shinkai

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Abstract

It was found that plasmid DNA can act as an attractive template for oxidative polymerization of pyrrole and result in the novel higher-order superstructures composed of the conductive polymers. The TEM and SEM observation estabilished that poly(pyrrole) grows up to nanosized rod-like, circular, and supercoiled structures reflecting the higher-order conformation of plasmid DNA. The obtained polymer structures are drastically changed reflecting the controlled DNA morphologies used as their templates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-437
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 5 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

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