Inorganic Chemistry, Vol.58, No.24, 16326-16329, 2019
Nitro-Substituted Ruthenium(II) Complex: A New Strategy for a G-Quadruplex DNA Fluorescent Probe
A new strategy for a G-quadruplex fluorescent probe based on a nitro-substituted ruthenium complex is described. G-quadruplex DNA can be distinguished from double- or single-strand DNA by the naked eye. This ability originates from variation of the degree of protection of the nitro group on the complex from water by G-quadruplex and other structure DNAs.