re; DNA BAlls

Tom Schneider toms at
Sat Oct 26 17:13:48 EST 1991

In article <9110231247.AA10916 at> Tony Parsons
(PARSONS_A at writes:

>buckminsterfullerene that there remains one overriding obstacle to their use -
>they are totally unstable!

?? Then how can people be making huge (gram?) amounts?  And why do they survive
smashing against a wall at something like 16000(?) miles per hour?  (Magnitudes
probably right, exact numbers not, corrections welcome.)

I wonder if attaching one of these to a DNA molecule would give it interesting
properties in a gel, perhaps useful for separations?

  Tom Schneider
  National Cancer Institute
  Laboratory of Mathematical Biology
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  toms at

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