Jacob Arnbjerg

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DNA origami, the folding of a long single-stranded DNA sequence (scaffold strand) by hundreds of short synthetic oligonucleotides (staple strands) into parallel aligned helices, is a highly efficient method to form advanced self-assembled DNA-architectures. Since molecules and various materials can be conjugated to each of the short staple strands, the(More)
The first excited state of molecular oxygen, singlet oxygen (O2(a Dg), or simply O2), is a reactive intermediate of importance in processes ranging from polymer degradation to cell death. The most unambiguous way to detect O2 is by its characteristic phosphorescence at 1270 nm. However, this emission is very weak because the overall deactivation of O2 is(More)
Singlet molecular oxygen, O(2)(a(1)Δ(g)), can influence many processes pertinent to the function of biological systems, including events that result in cell death. Many of these processes involve a reaction between singlet oxygen and a given amino acid in a protein. As a result, the behavior of that protein can change, either because of a structural(More)
Porphycenes are structural isomers of porphyrins that have many unique properties and features. In the present work, the resonant two-photon absorption of 2,7,12,17-tetraphenylporphycene (TPPo) and its palladium(II) complex (PdTPPo) has been investigated. The data obtained are compared to those from the isomeric compound, meso-tetraphenylporphyrin (TPP).(More)
Silica shells were directly coated onto surfactant-capped gold nanorods by a simple one-step method. The procedure required no intermediate coating of the gold nanorod prior to the formation of the smooth silica shell, the thickness of which could be accurately controlled over the range 60-150 nm. These silica-encased gold nanorods were then covered with a(More)
Beta-carboline (betaC) alkaloids are present in a wide range of biological systems and play a variety of significant photodependent roles. In this work, a study of the aqueous solution-phase photochemistry, photophysics, and spectroscopy of three important betaCs [norharmane (nHo), harmane (Ho), and harmine (Ha)] and two betaC derivatives(More)
Two-photon excitation spectra have been recorded over the large spectral range of 540-1000 nm for five phenylene-vinylene oligomers that differ in the length of the conjugated pi system. The significant changes observed in the two-photon excitation spectra and absorption cross sections as a function of this systematic change in the chromophore are discussed(More)
Substituent-dependent features and properties of the sensitizer play an important role in the photosensitized production of singlet oxygen, O(2)(a(1)Delta(g)). In this work, we systematically examine the effect of molecular changes in the sensitizer on the efficiency of singlet oxygen production using, as the sensitizer, oligophenylene-vinylene derivatives(More)
The yield of singlet molecular oxygen, O2(a(1)Delta(g)), produced in a photosensitized process can be very susceptible to environmental perturbations. In the present study, protonation of photosensitizers whose chromophores contain amine functional groups is shown to adversely affect the singlet oxygen yield. Specifically, for bis(amino) phenylene vinylenes(More)