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Chemistry and Biochemistry

First Advisor

Byron W. Purse


Fluorescent nucleoside, Photophysical properties, tC8OMe, tC7OMe, tC nucleoside analogues


This project aimed to obtain a set of fluorescent nucleoside analogues that closely resemble cytosine with extending the aromatic surface (extended conjugation) for enhance the photophysical properties.

We have synthesized 2-amino [4,5-b]quinoline-one ring tCC under super dry reaction conditions in <10% yield.

In addition, we have successfully reported new tC nucleoside derivatives with electrons donor substituent OCH3 group at carbon 7, tC7OMe, and the other at carbon 8, tC8OMe. These different substitution positions offer important distinctions between the design of the tC, tC8OMe, and tC7OMe. The unsubstituted tC nucleoside was easy to synthesize. In contrast, the synthetic strategy of the tC7OMe nucleoside that has electron donor substituent group OCH3 located at carbon 7 and para to amino group is synthetically less challenging and higher yielding than synthesis of tC8OMe which has OCH3 group substituent meta to amine group.

Moreover, the fluorescence studies of modified tC nucleosides demonstrated distinguish fluorescence emission and absorption wavelengths for tC7OMe, and tC8OMe, which displayed higher quantum yields and brightness compared to unmodified tC, dependent on mismatch position of the electron donor group (7 or 8) on the tC. This can be explained by the fact that the donor group OCH3 which allow for extended conjugation of unshared pairs of electrons lead to increases the freedom of the ᴨ-electrons and likely to raise the fluorescence. Also, our fluorescence study established that there are effects of the different positions of substituent donor group. The fluorescence emission wavelength of tC8OMe, where the OCH3 is meta to amino group, is red sifted longer than the fluorescence emission wavelength of tC7OMe, where the OCH3 is para to amino group; however, tC7OMe exhibited higher quantum yield and brightness than tC8OMe.


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Nada Abdulnasir Elsharif

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135 p.

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Organic chemistry, Chemistry