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Photophysics of water-soluble Cu(II)-porphyrin: groove-bounding to polynucleotide as compared to dissolving in neat buffer solution
Author(s): Vladimir A. Galievsky; Vladimir S. Chirvony; Laurent Chinsky; Pierre-Yves Turpin
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Paper Abstract

Excited-state dynamics of water-soluble Cu-5,10,15,20-tetrakis[4-(N- methylpyridyl)]porphyrin(Cu(TMpy-P4)) groove-bounded to poly(dA-dT) or dissolved in neat water phosphate buffer were investigated. In the first case, double-exponential decay kinetics were found with time constants of 35 +/- 7 ps and 3.2 +/- 0.5 ns. Spectral features of the transient absorption, a comparison with photophysical properties of CuP in oxygen-containing solvents as well as earlier RR investigations of an exciplex formation between Cu(TMpy-P4) and some polynucleotides enable us to attribute the two observed transient species to the triplet 2,4T1 state of four-coordinate Cu(TMpy-P4) and to the (d,d) state of five-coordinate Cu(TMpy-P4) axial liganded by CO group of thymine residue, respectively. In the case of Cu(TMpy-P4) in neat phosphate buffer, double-exponential kinetics of a transient species depopulation was observed with time constants of 21 +/- 3 ps and > 2 ns. Spectral feature of the transient absorption enables us to attribute the first transient species to the triplet 2,4T1 state. We believe, the reason of such short 2,4T1 state lifetime is liganding of the excited Cu(TMpy-P4) by molecules of H2O resulting in deactivation via downshifted CT state and/or (d,d) state. The second transient species corresponds, most likely, to the (d,d) state.

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Date Published: 2 January 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2370, 5th International Conference on Laser Applications in Life Sciences, (2 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.197449
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Vladimir A. Galievsky, Institute of Molecular and Atomic Physics (Belarus)
Vladimir S. Chirvony, Institute of Molecular and Atomic Physics (Belarus)
Laurent Chinsky, CNRS URA 198 and Univ. de Paris VI--Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
Pierre-Yves Turpin, CNRS URA 198 and Univ. de Paris VI--Pierre et Marie Curie (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2370:
5th International Conference on Laser Applications in Life Sciences
Pavel A. Apanasevich; Nikolai I. Koroteev; Sergei G. Kruglik; Victor N. Zadkov, Editor(s)

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