Metastable cationic gold nanoparticles were newly developed by the use of thiocholine bromide (TCB) as stabilizer. The gold nanoparticles electrostatically bound to DNA molecules and then underwent self-fusion into the wire-like structures. The use of TCB as a labile ligand was essential to achieve non-electrochemical plating of the non-conductive molecules.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 5 2002|
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