A thiocyanate based molecular salt as an effective intercalator towards CT DNA

Bhaskar Biswas, Hui Lien Tsai, Niranjan Kole

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Abstract

A previously reported thiocyanate based hybrid molecular salt l(dpaH)+(NCS)-] (1) (dpa = 2,2'-dipyridylamine) has been synthesized and structurally characterized. In this work, we have investigated the binding property of this salt with Calf Thymas DNA (CT DNA) using absorption and emission titration, thermal melting studies, viscosity experiments and circular dichroism studies. Binding curves constructed from absorption and emission changes indicate that, the molecular salt displays higher binding affinity (>105 M-1) towards DNA. Spectroscopic and hydrodynamic investigations reveal that molecular salt 1 behaves as an effective DNA intercalator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2101-2105
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Indian Chemical Society
Volume91
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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