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Dalton Trans. 2007 May 28;(20):2020-9. Epub 2007 Apr 11.

Intercalation of fac-[(4,4'-bpy)ReI(CO)3(dppz)]+, dppz = dipyridyl[3,2-a:2'3'-c]phenazine, in polynucleotides. On the UV-vis photophysics of the Re(I) intercalator and the redox reactions with pulse radiolysis-generated radicals.

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  • 1INIFTA, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, C. C. 16, Suc. 4, 1900, La Plata, Argentina.


The intercalation of fac-[(4,4'-bpy)Re(I)(CO)3(dppz)]+ (dppz = dipyridyl[3,2-a:2'3'-c]phenazine) in polynucleotides, poly[dAdT]2 and poly[dGdC]2, where A = adenine, G = guanine, C = cytosine and T = thymine, is a major cause of changes in the absorption and emission spectra of the complex. A strong complex-poly[dAdT]2 interaction drives the intercalation process, which has a binding constant, Kb approximately 1.8 x 10(5) M(-1). Pulse radiolysis was used for a study of the redox reactions of e(-)(aq), C*H(2)OH and N3* radicals with the intercalated complex. These radicals exhibited more affinity for the intercalated complex than for the bases. Ligand-radical complexes, fac-[(4,4'-bpy*)Re(I)(CO)3(dppz)] and fac-[(4,4'-bpy)Re(I)(CO)3(dppz *)], were produced by e(-)(aq) and C*H(2)OH, respectively. A Re(II) species, fac-[(4,4'-bpy)Re(II)(CO)3(dppz)](2+), was produced by N3* radicals. The rate of annihilation of the ligand-radical species was second order on the concentration of ligand-radical while the disappearance of the Re(II) complex induced the oxidative cleavage of the polynucleotide strand.

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