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Efficient Light-Harvesting Antennae Resulting from the Dense Organization of Dyes into DNA Junctions through d-Threoninol

Efficient Light-Harvesting Antennae Resulting from the Dense Organization of Dyes into DNA Junctions through d-Threoninol

Angewandte Chemie 59(28): 11360-11363

ISSN/ISBN: 1433-7851

PMID: 32267061

DOI: 10.1002/anie.202004221

Herein we report the construction of efficient light-harvesting antennae by hybridization of DNA oligonucleotides containing high densities of fluorophores into DNA junctions through d-threoninol. Six pyrene donors could be incorporated into each arm without self-quenching. A perylene acceptor was located at the center of the junction. Antenna effects of a duplex and three- to eight-way junctions were systematically compared. Six- and eight-way junctions had the highest antenna effects, and their effective absorption coefficients were 8.5 times higher than that of perylene. Interestingly, even-numbered junctions had higher efficiencies than odd-numbered junctions. Nondenaturing gel analyses and fluorescence lifetime measurements demonstrated that the strong odd-even effects were derived from differences in the stability of junctions. The results presented will guide the design of efficient artificial photosynthetic systems.

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