Cationic surfactant mediated hybridization and hydrophobization of DNA molecules at the liquid/liquid interface and their phase transfer

Murali Sastry, Ashavani Kumar, Mrunalini Pattarkine, Vidya Ramakrishnan, Krishna N. Ganesh

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Hybridization of complementary oligonucleotides mediated by a cationic surfactant at the water/hexane interface leads to hydrophobic, double-helical DNA which may be readily phase transferred to the organic phase and cast into thin films on solid substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1434-1435
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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