Photoinduced charge transfer occurs naturally in DNA

D. B. Bucher, B. M. Pilles, T. Carell, W. Zinth

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Abstract

We show by femtosecond IR-spectroscopy that excited states in oligonucleotides decay with high yields by charge transfer to delocalized charged radicals. For the 6-4 lesion, charge transfer protects the DNA from Dewar formation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUltrafast Phenomena XIX - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference
EditorsLouis DiMauro, Regina de Vivie-Riedle, Kaoru Yamanouchi, Makoto Kuwata-Gonokami, Steven Cundiff
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media, LLC
Pages568-571
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783319132419
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event19th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, 2014 - Okinawa, Japan
Duration: 7 Jul 201411 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
Volume162
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, 2014
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityOkinawa
Period7/07/1411/07/14

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