2-Aminopurine fluorescence quenching and lifetimes: role of base stacking.


2-Aminopurine (2AP) is a fluorescent analog of guanosine and adenosine and has been used to probe nucleic acid structure and dynamics. Its spectral features in nucleic acids have been interpreted phenomenologically, in the absence of a rigorous electronic description of the context-dependence of 2AP fluorescence. Now, by using time-dependent density… (More)


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