Research Projects

Apr, 2017 - Mar, 2021

Synthesis and characterization of metallo-DNA nanowire with infinite, uninterrupted one-dimensional metal ions array

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)

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Japan Grant Number (JGN)
Grant amount
18,720,000 Japanese Yen
(Direct funding)
14,400,000 Japanese Yen
(Indirect funding)
4,320,000 Japanese Yen

For developing functional nanomaterials such as nanowires, we have engaged in synthesizing DNA structure based one dimensional metal complexes (metallo-DNA nanowires). We have reported a crystal structure of Ag-DNA wires in which silver ions are uninterruptedly arrayed in DNA duplexes, and a crystal structure of Hg-DNA wires. Also, we have developed a procedure for preparing DNA duplex in which Ag ions were accumulated in a high density. The reports have been published in highly rated scientific journals and a structure was selected as a cover picture.
We have started to prepare metallo-DNA wires which are stable in solutions. Also, we have started to measure electrical conductance of DNA duplex having metallo-base pairs.

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  • Grant number : 17H03033
  • Japan Grant Number (JGN) : JP17H03033