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Visible light-induced nuclease activity of a ternary mono-phenanthroline copper(II) complex containing L-methionine as a photosensitizer

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Abstract

Ternary copper(II) complex, structurally characterized as [Cu(phen)(met)(MeOH)](ClO4) (1) by X-ray crystallography, has 1,10–phenanthroline (phen) as an intercalator/binder to supercoiled pUC19 DNA and L-methionine (met) as a photosensitizer, and the complex displays efficient photonuclease activity on irradiation with UV (312 nm) or visible (436, 532 nm) light through a mechanistic pathway involving singlet oxygen.

Graphical abstract: Visible light-induced nuclease activity of a ternary mono-phenanthroline copper(ii) complex containing l-methionine as a photosensitizer

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The article was received on 28 Mar 2003, accepted on 08 May 2003 and first published on 03 Jun 2003


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B303442A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2003,0, 1562-1563
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    Visible light-induced nuclease activity of a ternary mono-phenanthroline copper(II) complex containing L-methionine as a photosensitizer

    A. K. Patra, S. Dhar, M. Nethaji and A. R. Chakravarty, Chem. Commun., 2003, 0, 1562
    DOI: 10.1039/B303442A

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