Photoproducts from DNA pyrimidine bases and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.


The major photoproduct formed between benzo[a]pyrene and thymine is identified as 1-(benzo[a]pyren-6-yl)-thymine by means of spectroscopic analysis and isotopic syntheses. Irradiation of 1-methylcytosine hydrochloride and anthracene gives two isolable photoproducts of which one is assigned the structure 5-(anthracen-9-yl)-1-methylcytosine. 


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