A modular LHC built on the DNA three-way junction

Probst, Markus; Langenegger, Simon Matthias; Häner, Robert (11 September 2014). A modular LHC built on the DNA three-way junction. In: Swiss Chemical Society Fall Meeting 2014. University of Zurich. 11.09.2014.

Over the past years, in numerous studies the DNA double helix serves as a scaffold for the controlled arrangement of functional molecules, including a wide range of different chromophores. Other nucleic acid structures like the DNA three-way junction have been exploited for this purpose as well. Recently, the successful development of DNA-based light-harvesting antenna systems have been reported. Herein, we describe the use of the DNA three-way junction (3WJ) as a versatile scaffold for the modular construction of an artificial light harvesting complex (LHC). The LHC is based on a modular construction in which a phenanthrene antenna is located in one of the three stems and the acceptor is brought into proximity of the antenna through the annealing of the third strand. Phenanthrene excitation (320 nm) is followed by energy transfer to pyrene (resulting in exciplex emission), perylenediimide (quencher) or a cyanine dye (cyanine fluorescence).

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Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)


08 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences (DCBP)

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Probst, Markus, Langenegger, Simon Matthias, Häner, Robert


500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
500 Science > 540 Chemistry




Markus Probst

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27 Oct 2014 11:26

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05 Dec 2022 14:37



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