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Title: Synthesis of mono transition metal complexes that tuning the photophysical property of DNA light switch
Author: Mlitan, Adel M.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2718 9202
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2011
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A Series of ruthenium(II)-(tpm)(dppz), (phen) and (dppn) complexes have been synthesised which have been designed to show binding to DNA. These complexes have been characterized by a wide range of techniques, including X-ray crystallography. The binding of the complexes with CT-DNA sequence has been studied using a variety of techniques, including, UV-Vis, luminescence and CD spectroscopy as well as viscometry. hi most of the cases, the metal complexes stabilise DNA, bind via intercalation and their binding affinities with CT-DNA are in the micromolar range. We have observed a remarkable modulation of the binding of our complexes to DNA by changing the ancillary ligands of the complex. As a comparison DNA binding properties of some Ru(II)-(tpy)(dppz) and Ru(II)-(tpy)(phen) complexes synthesised in the same way were also explored. These metal complexes stabilise DNA and viscosity measurements also shows intercalation between base pairs.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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