Photoactive deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) bearing carbazole moieties and its photoluminescence behavior with Ir(III) complex

Youn Sun Kim, U. Ra Lee, Jung Eun Lee, Min Ju Cho, Jung Il Jin, Dong Hee Shin, Suk Ho Choi, Dong Hoon Choi

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The preparation of organic-soluble DNA bearing carbazole side chain (Cz-DNA) was carried out and the resulting Cz-DNA shows good solubility in alcohol, which allows the fabrication of thin films for studying the photophysical properties of DNA in a solid state. We demonstrated the absorption and photoluminescence behaviors of new soluble Ir(III) complex in two polymer hosts of Cz-DNA and poly(N-vinylcarbazole) (PVK). We compared the absorption and photoluminescence (PL) spectra with the concentration of Ir(III) complex. The Ir(Cz-ppy)3 in Cz-DNA was observed to have a larger quantum yield and induce enhancement of green emission of Ir(Cz-ppy)3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-233
Number of pages7
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1



  • Cz-DNA
  • Isolation effect
  • Natural DNA
  • Photoluminescence
  • PVK

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Science(all)

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