Acc. Chem. Res.
In this Account, some examples of recent developments in
the synthesis, structure manipulation and applications of DNA block
copolymers (DBCs) are discussed. Achievements in synthesis of DBCs and
their amplification based
on molecular biology techniques are discribed. Future applications of
DBCs are as follows. DBC
micelles have served as drug-delivery vehicles, as scaffolds for
chemical reactions, and as templates for the self-assembly of virus
capsids. In nanoelectronics, DNA polymer hybrids can facilitate size
selection and directed deposition of single-walled carbon nanotubes in
field effect transistor (FET) devices.