Dynamics of inter- and intrastrand hole transport in DNA hairpins

Frederick D. Lewis, Xiaobing Zuo, Jianqin Liu, Ryan T. Hayes, Michael R. Wasielewski

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The dynamics of photoinduced electron transfer has been investigated in DNA hairpins possessing a stilbenedicarboxamide (Sa) electron acceptor, a guanine (G) primary donor, and two adjacent guanines (GG) as secondary donors. Hole transport from G to GG across a single A is more rapid than across AA or T by factors of 20 ± 7 and 40 ± 15, respectively. Intrastrand hole transport across a single A is more rapid than interstrand transport by a factor of 7 ± 3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4568-4569
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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