Jenny Rackwitz

Universität Potsdam, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany

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Publications (3)18.34 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: DNA nanotechnology holds great promise for the fabrication of novel plasmonic nanostructures and the potential to carry out single-molecule measurements using optical spectroscopy. Here, we demonstrate for the first time that DNA origami nanostructures can be exploited as substrates for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have been arranged into dimers to create intense Raman scattering hot spots in the interparticle gaps. AuNPs (15 nm) covered with TAMRA-modified DNA have been placed at a nominal distance of 25 nm to demonstrate the formation of Raman hot spots. To control the plasmonic coupling between the nanoparticles and thus the field enhancement in the hot spot, the size of AuNPs has been varied from 5 to 28 nm by electroless Au deposition. By the precise positioning of a specific number of TAMRA molecules in these hot spots, SERS with the highest sensitivity down to the few-molecule level is obtained.
    Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 01/2013; 4:4140. · 6.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The combination of the Ugi four-component reaction (Ugi-4CR) with acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) or thiol-ene polymerization led to the formation of poly-1-(alkylcarbamoyl) carboxamides, a new class of substituted polyamides with amide moieties in the polymer backbone, as well as its side chains. 10-Undecenoic acid, obtained by pyrolysis of ricinoleic acid, the main fatty acid of castor oil, was used as the key renewable building block. The use of different primary amines, as well as isonitriles (isocyanides) for the described Ugi reactions provided monomers with high structural diversity. Furthermore, the possibility of versatile post-modification of functional groups in the side chains of the corresponding polymers should be of considerable interest in materials science. The obtained monomers were polymerized by ADMET, as well as thiol-ene, chemistry and all polymers were fully characterized. Finally, ortho-nitrobenzylamide-containing polyamides obtained by this route were shown to be photoresponsive and exhibited a dramatic change of their properties upon irradiation with light.
    Chemistry 03/2012; 18(18):5767-76. · 5.93 Impact Factor
  • Chemistry 01/2012; 8:5767–5776. · 5.83 Impact Factor