Anions of the hydrogen-bonded guanine-cytosine dimer - Theoretical study

Johan Smets, Abraham F. Jalbout, Ludwik Adamowicz

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The quantum mechanical calculations performed in this work revealed an interesting nature of the stationary states of an excess electron in the guanine-cytosine (G-C) anion. The electron can form either a dipole-bound (DB) state or a covalent state. The coexistence of the two states may enhance the ability of the G-C dimer to capture an excess electron.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-346
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 13 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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