The wavelength determines whether DNA is captured in a light-responsive ternary supramolecular complex or released (see scheme). The reversible binding of DNA is triggered by a photoisomerization, which switches the complex from a multivalent to a monovalent binding mode.
- molecular structure
- macromolecular substances
- azo compounds
- light-responsive capture
- ternary supramolecular complex
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