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November 08, 2006
HIGHLIGHT: DNA-Synthetic Polymer Conjugates
The development of methods to prepare conjugated polymers in which functional moieties of DNA are connected to artificial polymers is a promising strategy to generate novel functional materials that combine the functions of both. Recent studies in the field are reviewed here with particular attention to the synthesis of a thymine-poly(thiophene) conjugated polymer, an example of a DNA function bound to a stable polymer backbone, which proved highly selective in the detection of Hg+ ions.