Issue 4, 2014

Observation of the rare chrysene excimer


Formation of the so far elusive chrysene excimer in solution is achieved by using DNA as a supramolecular scaffold. Oligonucleotides possessing one or two chrysene building blocks have been synthesized. Chrysene excimer fluorescence has been unambiguously observed in DNA double strands, as well as in single strands containing two neighbouring chrysenes.

Graphical abstract: Observation of the rare chrysene excimer

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03 Dec 2013
23 Dec 2013
First published
02 Jan 2014
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Chem. Sci., 2014,5, 1506-1512

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Observation of the rare chrysene excimer

O. Khorev, C. D. Bösch, M. Probst and R. Häner, Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 1506 DOI: 10.1039/C3SC53316F

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