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Bottom‐Up Assembly of DNA–Silica Nanocomposites into Micrometer‐Sized Hollow Spheres

Hu, Yong; Grösche, Maximilian; Sheshachala, Sahana; Oelschlaeger, Claude; Willenbacher, Norbert; Rabe, Kersten S. ORCID iD icon; Niemeyer, Christof M. ORCID iD icon


Although DNA nanotechnology has developed into a highly innovative and lively field of research at the interface between chemistry, materials science, and biotechnology, there is still a great need for methodological approaches for bridging the size regime of DNA nanostructures with that of micrometer‐ and millimeter‐sized units for practical applications. We report on novel hierarchically structured composite materials from silica nanoparticles and DNA polymers that can be obtained by self‐assembly through the clamped hybridization chain reaction. The nanocomposite materials can be assembled into thin layers within microfluidically generated water‐in‐oil droplets to produce mechanically stabilized hollow spheres with uniform size distributions at high throughput rates. The fact that cells can be encapsulated in these microcontainers suggests that our concept not only contributes to the further development of supramolecular bottom‐up manufacturing, but can also be exploited for applications in the life sciences.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000104145
Veröffentlicht am 12.12.2019
DOI: 10.1002/ange.201910606
Zitationen: 1
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Biologische Grenzflächen (IBG)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 11.2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0044-8249, 1521-3757
KITopen-ID: 1000104145
HGF-Programm 47.02.01 (POF III, LK 01) Zellpopul.auf Biofunk.Oberflächen IBG-1
Erschienen in Angewandte Chemie
Verlag John Wiley and Sons
Band 131
Heft 48
Seiten 17429–17432
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 18.10.2019
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