Porphyrin-modified DNA as Construction Material in Supramolecular Chemistry and Nano-architectonics

Authors

  • Eugen Stulz School of Chemistry & Institute for Life Sciences University of Southampton Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK. est@soton.ac.uk

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2015.678

Keywords:

Dna, Molecular glue, Nano-architectonics, Porphyrin, Supramolecular assembly

Abstract

An overview is given on the developments of using porphyrin-modified DNA for the construction of functional assemblies. Strategies for the synthesis and characterisation are presented alongside selected applications where the porphyrin modification has proven to be particularly useful, but also revealed its limitations. We also discuss implications on property and behaviour of the porphyrin-DNA, where similar issues could arise using other hydrophobic and bulky substituents on DNA.

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Published

2015-11-25

How to Cite

[1]
E. Stulz, Chimia 2015, 69, 678, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2015.678.