Chapter 9. Low-Energy Electron Interaction with DNA: Bond Dissociation and Formation of Transient Anions, Radicals, and Radical Anions

  1. Marc M. Greenberg
  1. Léon Sanche1,2

Published Online: 28 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470526279.ch9

Radical and Radical Ion Reactivity in Nucleic Acid Chemistry

Radical and Radical Ion Reactivity in Nucleic Acid Chemistry

How to Cite

Sanche, L. (2009) Low-Energy Electron Interaction with DNA: Bond Dissociation and Formation of Transient Anions, Radicals, and Radical Anions, in Radical and Radical Ion Reactivity in Nucleic Acid Chemistry (ed M. M. Greenberg), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470526279.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre de Recherche en Radiothérapie, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec Canada, J1H 5N4

  2. 2

    Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 SEP 2009

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series of Reactive Intermediates in Chemistry and Biology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Steven E. Rokita

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470255582

Online ISBN: 9780470526279

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Keywords:

  • low-energy electron interaction with DNA;
  • electron-stimulated desorption (ESD) of ions and neutral species;
  • ESD of neutral radicals from short DNA strands

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Experimental Methods

  • Ex Vacuo Analysis of DNA Damage

  • Electron-Stimulated Desorption (ESD) of Anion Radicals from DNA Films

  • ESD of Neutral Radicals from Short DNA Strands

  • Future Trends and Medical Applications

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • Abbreviations

  • References