Table 2: Fluorescence lifetimes of PdC and tC° in single- and double-strand DNA. The and are obtained by fitting a double exponential decay curve to the data, and and are fraction of fluorescence corresponding to lifetimes and , respectively. The indicate the measure of error in the fit. The value is average lifetime calculated by .

Oligo (ns) (ns) (ns)

ss tC°5.30.91.70.12.05.1
ds tC°5.10.81.80.21.54.8
ss PdC5.20.70.70.31.95.1
ds PdC3.30.60.10.31.43.2