Accelerated electron transfer between metal complexes mediated by DNA

M. D. Purugganan, C. V. Kumar, N. J. Turro, J. K. Barton

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DNA-mediated long-range electron transfer from photoexcited 1,10-phenanthroline complexes of ruthenium, Ru(phen)3 2+, to isostructural complexes of cobalt(III), rhodium(III), and chromium(III) bound along the helical strand. The efficiency of transfer depended upon binding mode and driving force. For a given donor-acceptor pair, surface-bound complexes showed greater rate enhancements than those that were intercalatively bound. Even in rigid glycerol at 253 K, the rates for donor-acceptor pairs bound to DNA remained enhanced. For the series of acceptors, the greatest enhancement in electron-transfer rate was found with chromium, the acceptor of intermediate driving force. The DNA polymer appears to provide an efficient intervening medium to couple donor and acceptor metal complexes for electron transfer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1645-1649
Number of pages5
JournalScience
Volume241
Issue number4873
StatePublished - 1988

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Coordination Complexes
Chromium
Electrons
DNA
Rhodium
Ruthenium
Cobalt
Glycerol
Polymers

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Purugganan, M. D., Kumar, C. V., Turro, N. J., & Barton, J. K. (1988). Accelerated electron transfer between metal complexes mediated by DNA. Science, 241(4873), 1645-1649.

Accelerated electron transfer between metal complexes mediated by DNA. / Purugganan, M. D.; Kumar, C. V.; Turro, N. J.; Barton, J. K.

In: Science, Vol. 241, No. 4873, 1988, p. 1645-1649.

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Purugganan, MD, Kumar, CV, Turro, NJ & Barton, JK 1988, 'Accelerated electron transfer between metal complexes mediated by DNA', Science, vol. 241, no. 4873, pp. 1645-1649.
Purugganan MD, Kumar CV, Turro NJ, Barton JK. Accelerated electron transfer between metal complexes mediated by DNA. Science. 1988;241(4873):1645-1649.
Purugganan, M. D. ; Kumar, C. V. ; Turro, N. J. ; Barton, J. K. / Accelerated electron transfer between metal complexes mediated by DNA. In: Science. 1988 ; Vol. 241, No. 4873. pp. 1645-1649.
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