Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 281–290

Phase Transfer of Gold Metallized DNA

Brief Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s10876-009-0243-8

Cite this article as:
Swami, A.S., Brun, N. & Langevin, D. J Clust Sci (2009) 20: 281. doi:10.1007/s10876-009-0243-8


We report a simple solution based method for the gold (Au) metallization of DNA resulting in a Au nanowire network. Advantage of solution based approach is that it allows the removal of excess gold (Au+3) ions by extraction with tetraoctylammonium bromide (TOAB) in order to avoid non specific metallization. Further it has been shown that Au metallized DNA obtained in aqueous phase can be transferred to organic phase using hexadecyl aniline (HDA). Au metallized DNA has potential application in nanoscale devices.


DNA Gold Metallization Nanowires Nanomaterials 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique des SolidesUniversité Paris Sud CNRSOrsay CedexFrance

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