Fullerene Attachment Enhances Performance of a DNA Nanomachine (pages 1907–1910)
Su Ryon Shin, Kyeong Sik Jin, Chang Kee Lee, Sun I. Kim, Geoffrey M. Spinks, Insuk So, Ju-Hong Jeon, Tong Mook Kang, Ji Young Mun, Sung-Sik Han, Moonhor Ree and Seon Jeong Kim
Article first published online: 2 MAR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200803429
Fullerene moieties are attached to single-strand DNA and the pH-induced conformational changes are evaluated in detail. It is found that fullerene attachments significantly enhance the machine performance of the DNA strand by stabilization of internal structure through intramolecular hydrophobic interactions.