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Femtosecond photoisomerization of azobenzene-derivative binding to DNA

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Title: Femtosecond photoisomerization of azobenzene-derivative binding to DNA
Authors: Chen, Tao Browse this author
Igarashi, Kazumasa Browse this author
Nakagawa, Naoya Browse this author
Yamane, Keisaku Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Fujii, Taiga Browse this author
Asanuma, Hiroyuki Browse this author
Yamashita, Mikio Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: Photoisomerization
Femtosecond phenomena
Ultrafast biomolecular spectroscopy
Intramolecular electron transfer
Issue Date: 25-Sep-2011
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Journal Title: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry
Volume: 223
Issue: 2-3
Start Page: 119
End Page: 123
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2011.08.007
Abstract: Ultrafast photoisomerization and relaxation dynamics of trans (T) 4'-methylthioazobenzene (AzD) binding to double-strand DNA (T-AzD-dsDNA) as well as single-strand DNA (T-AzD-ssDNA) and T-AzD were investigated by the measurement of femtosecond absorbance changes on S_[2]^[T] excitation (400 nm) with the rate equation analysis. All the solutions showed the fast (τ1, A1) and slow (τ2, A2) decay components and the offset component (A3). The greatly different negative or positive absorbance change behaviors by the probe wavelength of 400 or 420 nm for the T-AzD solution were attributed to the remarkable dependence of the absorption cross-section difference between the T-isomer excited and ground states on the probe wavelength and of that between the cis (C)- and T-isomer ground states. The significantly shorter S_[2]^[T]-state lifetimes τ1 for T-AzD-dsDNA and T-AzD-ssDNA were observed to be 30 and 60 fs, respectively, compared with that (220 fs) of T-AzD. This is presumably attributed to the intramolecular electron transfer from DNA bases to T-AzD in T-AzD-DNAs. suggesting the first observation of electron transfer in an ultrafast photoisomerization system interacting with DNA. While, the kinetic rate k_[2.1]^[T.I] from the S_[2]^[T] state to the bottleneck intermediate state I_[1]^[T.C] of the initial process in the T to C photoisomerization and the I_[1]^[T.C]-state lifetime τ2 hardly changed like 1.3 x 10^[11]. 1.4 x 10^[11] and 1.6 x 10^[11] s^[-1] and like 6.7, 6.2 and 6.0 ps, respectively. The latter implies that the birth time of the C-isomer is almost the same for all the solutions. Furthermore, the T-to-C photoisomerization rate η^[T,C] by single-shot excitation was determined from A3 to be 1.2, 0.36 and 0.22% at the hundred-nJ pulse energy level, indicating that the T-AzD molecule is one of the most efficient T-to-C photoisomerization molecules. The decrease of η^[T,C] in T-AzD-DNAs is due to the dramatic shortening of the excited-state lifetime τ1.
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Submitter: 山下 幹雄

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