Jacek Kubicki

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1. NADH oxidase was extracted from the membranes of Acholeplasma laidlawii with buffer containing 3% Triton X-100 and subsequently purified by several chromatographic steps. The final preparation was essentially homogeneous as judged by gel electrophoresis under nondenaturing conditions. 2. The enzyme appears to be a copper-containing iron-sulfur(More)
Ultrafast photolysis (lambdaex = 270, 350, or 360 nm) of bromophenyl, chlorophenyl, fluorophenyl, and fluoro-para-trifluoromethylphenyl diazirines produces transient species which absorb broadly in the UV and visible regions. Transient decay can be fit to either mono- or biexponential functions (tau1 approximately 0.3-10 ps, tau2 approximately 10-350 ps;(More)
A photochromic symmetric Schiff base, N,N'-bis(salicylidene)-p-phenylenediamine, is proposed as a probe for the study of solvent dependent enol-keto tautomerism in the ground and excited states. The ground state equilibrium between the enol-keto tautomers is found to depend mainly not on polarity but on the proton donating ability of the solvent. Upon(More)
The photochemistry of diazocyclohexadienone (1), o-phenylene thioxocarbonate (2), and 2-chlorophenol (3) in solution was studied using time-resolved UV-vis and IR transient absorption spectroscopies. In these three cases, the same product cyclopentadienyl ketene (5) is formed, and two different mechanistic pathways leading to this product are discussed: (a)(More)
The photochemistry of diphenylphosphoryl azide was studied by femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy, by chemical analysis of light-induced reaction products, and by RI-CC2/TZVP and TD-B3LYP/TZVP computational methods. Theoretical methods predicted two possible mechanisms for singlet diphenylphosphorylnitrene formation from the photoexcited(More)
The photochemistry of 2-naphthylsulfonyl azide (2-NpSO(2)N(3)) was studied by femtosecond time-resolved infrared (TR-IR) spectroscopy and with quantum chemical calculations. Photolysis of 2-NpSO(2)N(3) with 330 nm light promotes 2-NpSO(2)N(3) to its S(1) state. The S(1) excited state has a prominent azide vibrational band. This is the first direct(More)
The photochemistry of two isomeric aryl diazo ketones was investigated by fs time-resolved UV-vis and IR spectroscopies. Both diazo ketone excited states decompose in less than 300 fs by multiple pathways. One pathway involves concerted Wolff rearrangement and nitrogen extrusion, most likely in the syn rotomer. In the anti rotomer of one isomer, oxygen(More)
Ultrafast UV-vis/IR spectroscopies were used to study the photochemistry of a vinyl diazo ester PhCH=CHCN2CO2CH3 (1) in solution. The results indicate that singlet styrylcarbomethoxy carbene ((1)2) is produced from the excited state of diazo precursor (1*). It is concluded that vinyl singlet carbene ((1)2) undergoes an intramolecular cyclopropenation(More)
Spectral and photophysical properties of thioxanthone (9H-thioxanthen-9-one, TX) were determined in a few protic solvents (H2O, D2O, hexafluoro-2-propanol) and compared with those in aprotic solvents. On the basis of the time-resolved and steady-state emission measurements and available literature data, it has been shown that the dominant S1-TX deactivation(More)