Electron hopping among cofacially stacked perylenediimides assembled by using DNA hairpins

Thea M. Wilson, Torek A. Zeidan, Mahesh Hariharan, Frederick D. Lewis, Michael R. Wasielewski

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(Figure Presented) Charge on through: Perylenediimide chromophores incorporated into DNA hairpins serve as base-pair surrogates and form a zipperlike intercalated structure (see picture). Electron hopping was observed within the chromophore stacks upon one-electron reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2385-2388
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Mar 22 2010



  • Chromophores
  • DNA
  • ENDOR spectroscopy
  • EPR spectroscopy
  • Electron transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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