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Laser Chemistry
Volume 19 (1999), Issue 1-4, Pages 299-303

Transient Absorption and Raman Studies on Exciplex Formation Dynamics of Photoexcited Cu(II)(TMpy-P4) With Synthetic Polynucleotide

Spectroscopy Lab., Center for Ultrafast Optical Properties Characterization, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, Taejon 305-600, Korea

Received 7 April 1997

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Exciplex formation dynamics of photoexcited copper(II) tetrakis (4-N-methylpyridyl) porphyrin (Cu(II)(TMpy-P4)) with added poly(dA-dT)2 and poly(dG-dC)2 has been investigated by using femtosecond transient absorption and nanosecond and picosecond transient Raman spectroscopic methods. It was observed that the decay time constant of the exciplex is strongly dependent on the polynucleotide and has a strong correlation with the appearance of new transient Raman bands.