Time-resolved resonance Raman observation of the 2-fluorenylnitrenium ion reaction with guanosine to form a C8 intermediate

Pik Ying Chan, Wai Ming Kwok, Sze Kui Lam, Pauline Chiu, David Lee Phillips

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Time-resolved resonance Raman spectroscopy was used to directly observe the reaction of the 2-fluorenylnitrenium ion with guanosine to produce a C8 intermediate species. Comparison of the Raman spectra with results of density functional theory calculations indicates the C8 intermediate forms two CN conjugated bonds in ring 1 of the guanosine moiety.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8246-8247
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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