Gold-Nanoparticle-Mediated Jigsaw-Puzzle-like Assembly of Supersized Plasmonic DNA Origami (pages 2966–2969)
Guangbao Yao, Dr. Jiang Li, Dr. Jie Chao, Dr. Hao Pei, Dr. Huajie Liu, Prof. Yun Zhao, Dr. Jiye Shi, Dr. Qing Huang, Prof. Lianhui Wang, Prof. Wei Huang and Prof. Chunhai Fan
Article first published online: 22 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201410895
Over the limit: A jigsaw-puzzle-like assembly strategy mediated by gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) is used to break the size limit of classic DNA origami. DNA-functionalized AuNPs are used as universal joints to assemble triangular DNA origami (see picture; red arrow denotes AuNP binding site) to form higher-order super-origami plasmonic nanostructures.