Study of picosecond processes of an intercalated dipyridophenazine Cr(III) complex bound to defined sequence DNAs using transient absorption and time-resolved infrared methods
Devereux, S. J.; Keane, P. M.; Vasudevan, S.; Sazanovich, I. V; Towrie, M.; Cao, Q.; Sun, X.-Z.; George, M. W.; Cardin, C. J.; Kane-Maguire, N. A. P.; et al. Study of Picosecond Processes of an Intercalated Dipyridophenazine Cr(III) Complex Bound to Defined Sequence DNAs Using Transient Absorption and Time-Resolved Infrared Methods. Dalton Trans., 2014, 43 (47), 17606–17609.
Picosecond transient absorption (TA) and time-resolved infrared (TRIR) measurements of rac-[Cr(phen)2(dppz)]3+ (1) intercalated into double-stranded guanine-containing DNA reveal that the excited state is very rapidly quenched. As no evidence was found for the transient electron transfer products, it is proposed that the back electron transfer reaction must be even faster (<3 ps).