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Synthesis and DNA photocleavage study of Ru(bpy)32+-(CH2)n-MV2+ complexes

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A series of Ru(bpy)32+-(CH2)n-MV2+ complexes (1, n = 3, 4, 7) used for DNA photocleavage have been designed and synthesized. Under the irradiation of visible light, complexes 1 can cleave supercoiled plasmid DNA (pBR322) both in air and under Ar atmosphere. Radical species such as O2˙, ˙OH and the light-induced charge-separated (CS) oxidation state Ru(bpy)33+-(CH2)n-MV+˙ are responsible for the cleavage. The longer the carbon chain linkage, the higher the DNA photocleavage efficiency. It is noted that backwards intramolecular electron transfer (ET) that exist in complexes 1 can lead to some decreasing effect on the cleavage result, while inclusion of complexes 1 with cucurbit[8]uril (CB[8]) inhibits the backwards ET to some extent, thereby increasing photocleavage efficiency.

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Submitted
05 Jan 2010
Accepted
12 Feb 2010
First published
29 Mar 2010

Dalton Trans., 2010,39, 4411-4416
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Synthesis and DNA photocleavage study of Ru(bpy)32+-(CH2)n-MV2+ complexes

S. Sun, Y. He, Z. Yang, Y. Pang, F. Liu, J. Fan, L. Sun and X. Peng, Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 4411
DOI: 10.1039/B927568A

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