Carrie R. James, Anthony M. Rush, Thomas Insley, Lela Vuković, Lisa Adamiak, Petr Král, Nathan C. Gianneschi*

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Here we report the preparation of poly(oligonucleotide) brush polymers and amphiphilic brush copolymers from nucleic acid monomers via graft-through polymerization. We describe the polymerization of PNA-norbornyl monomers to yield poly-PNA (poly(peptide nucleic acid)) via ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) with the initiator, (IMesH2)(C 5H5N)2(Cl)2RuCHPh.1 In addition, we present the preparation of poly-PNA nanoparticles from amphiphilic block copolymers and describe their hybridization to a complementary single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) oligonucleotide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11216-11219
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number32
StatePublished - Aug 13 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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