Photoinduced electron transfer in a Watson-Crick base-paired, 2-aminopurine:uracil-C60 hydrogen bonding conjugate

Francis D'Souza, Suresh Gadde, D. M.Shafiqul Islam, Siew Cheng Pang, Amy Lea Schumacher, Melvin E. Zandler, Rumiko Horie, Yasuyaki Araki, Osamu Ito

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A fluorescent reporter molecule, 2-aminopurine was self-assembled via Watson-Crick base-pairing to a uracil appended fullerene to form a donor-acceptor conjugate; efficient photoinduced charge separation was confirmed by time-resolved emission and transient absorption spectral studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)480-482
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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