Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Inside Cover: Templated Synthesis of Highly Stable, Electroactive, and Dynamic Metal–DNA Branched Junctions (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 13/2008)
Metalated DNA junctions can be formed through the templated incorporation of transition metals within the vertices of DNA nanostructures. H. F. Sleiman and H. Yang describe in their Communication on page 2443 ff. how even labile and reactive transition metals can be integrated within DNA vertices to create stable, electroactive, switchable multimetallic DNA nanostructures. The addition of external DNA strands can reversibly change the geometry and metal–metal distances of these nanostructures.