Identification of charge separated states in thymine single strands

Bert M. Pilles, Dominik B. Bucher, Lizhe Liu, Peter Gilch, Wolfgang Zinth, Wolfgang J. Schreier

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UV excitation of the DNA single strand (dT)18 leads to electronically excited states that are potential gateways to DNA photolesions. Using time-resolved infrared spectroscopy we characterized a species with a lifetime of ∼100 ps and identified it as a charge separated excited state between two thymine bases. 2014

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15623-15626
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number98
StatePublished - 13 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes


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