Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications

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7th International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry Guanajuato, Mexico, April 2003

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Hui Chao, Liang-Nian Ji, "DNA Interactions with Ruthenium(II) Polypyridine Complexes Containing Asymmetric Ligands", Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications, vol. 3, Article ID 815080, 14 pages, 2005.

DNA Interactions with Ruthenium(II) Polypyridine Complexes Containing Asymmetric Ligands


In an attempt to probe nucleic acid structures, numerous Ru(II) complexes with different ligands have been synthesized and investigated. In this contribution we focus on the DNA-binding properties of ruthenium(II) complexes containing asymmetric ligands that have attracted little attention in the past decades. The influences of the shape and size of the ligand on the binding modes, affinity, enantioselectivities and photocleavage of the complexes to DNA are described.

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