Photolytic cleavage of DNA by [au3(dmmp)2] 3+

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2379-2380
Journal / PublicationJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 1994


Efficient visible-light induced cleavage of plasmid pBR322 DNA by the long-lived triplet excited state of the polynuclear d10 [Au 3(dmmp)2]3+ complex has been found to involve the cleavage of the supercoiled form I to the nicked form II, which ma be cleaved further to the linerized form III under carefully controlled conditions.