Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 54 Issue 50

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

50_39b/2011Back Cover: DNA-Linked Nanoparticle Building Blocks for Programmable Matter (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 39/2011)

Assembly of nanostructures by using DNA has the potential to realize new materials. In their Communication on page 9185 ff., J.-W. Kim et al. introduce a simple and sustainable strategy to place DNA linkers at 90° or 180° angles on nanoparticles, thus producing a nanoscale building block that allows control of the nanoassembly geometry. The picture depicts the iterative process of DNA attachment at maximal separation resulting in DNA linkers at well-defined orientations. (Artwork by Min Kim.)

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