In-situ formation of self-assembled Ag nanoclusters on ct-DNA in the presence of 2-mercaptothioxanthone by using UV-vis light irradiation


Metin E., Batıbay G. S. , Arsu N.

JOURNAL OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY A-CHEMISTRY, vol.356, pp.1-6, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 356
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2017.12.009
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY A-CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-6

Abstract

Self-assembled silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) on calf thymus DNA (ct-DNA) chains were synthesized in the presence of 2-mercaptothioxanthone (TX-SH) by use of UV irradiation technique. Thioxanthone itself and its derivatives show interesting photochemical and biological properties. The formation of Ag NPs on the ct-DNA was achieved with and without TX-SH as a thioxanthone derivative photoinitiator which played a photoreducing role for the formation of Ag NPs.