Dynamics of electron injection in DNA hairpins

Frederick D. Lewis*, Xiaoyang Liu, Scott E. Miller, Ryan T. Hayes, Michael R. Wasielewski

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The dynamics of electron injection has been investigated in DNA hairpins possessing a stilbenediether electron donor linker by means of femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. Ultrafast electron injection and charge recombination are observed with neighboring cytosine or thymine bases; however, guanine-guanine base pairs are not reduced, permitting the investigation of the distance dependence of charge injection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11280-11281
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number38
StatePublished - Sep 25 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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