Molecule of the Month
November 2003
Phenanthrene-Derived DNA Hairpin Mimics

Amber-minimized structure of a DNA hairpin mimic containing a phenanthrene loop (dark blue). Left: view along the helical axis; right: view perpendicular to the helical axis. The GC base pair adjacent to the phenanthrene is shown in light blue.

This work was carried out in the group of Prof. Robert Häner.


  • A. Stutz, S. M. Langenegger, R. Häner;
    "Phenanthrene-Derived DNA Hairpin Mimics"
    Helv. Chim. Acta, 86, 3156-3163, (2003); doi:10.1002/hlca.200390256.