Interaction of DNA and a series of aromatic donor-viologen acceptor molecules with and without the presence of CB[8].


A series of 1-ethyl-1'-arylmethyl-4,4'-bipyridinium compounds is synthesized, where the aryl is phenyl (BEV), 2-naphthyl (NEV), 2-anthracenyl (AEV) or 1-pyrenyl (PEV). Among them, PEV and AEV can bind with calf thymus DNA mainly through intercalation and groove-binding modes, and both of them can be observed to photocleave plasmid pBR 322 DNA significantly… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c0cp02664f