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Absorption and magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) spectra are reported for chlorophyll (Chl) a and Chl b dissolved in nematic liquid crystal solvents. The spectra were measured with the dye molecules oriented uniaxially along the direction of. the magnetic field and measuring light beam. It is significant that under such conditions the MCD spectra recorded(More)
Absorption, circular dichroism (CD) and magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) spectra of beef liver catalase at pH 5.0 and 6.9, and its complexes with NaF, KCNO, NaCNS, NaN3 and NaCN, have been measured between 250 nm and 700 nm at room temperature. The pH 6.9 native catalase MCD shows the presence of several additional transitions not resolved in the(More)
Absorption and magnetic circular dichroism spectra of native catalase, compound I and compound II have been measured and the data compared with that observed previously for horseradish peroxidase. The native catalase data at pH 6.9 are characteristic of a high-spin ferric porphyrin and are similar to the data reported for the ferric myoglobin and ferric(More)
Horseradish peroxidase (HRP) compound I is photolabile at all temperatures between room temperature and 4 K. The photoredox reaction has been studied in frozen glassy solutions by using optical absorption and magnetic circular dichroism spectra following photolysis of HRP compound I with visible-wavelength light at 4.2 and 77 K. The photochemical process is(More)
The spin characteristics of the ferric heme groups in native beef liver catalase, and in the complexes formed by reaction with fluoride, cyanide, azide, thiocyanate, and cyanate ions have been studied using absorption spectroscopy over the temperature range of 4-285 K. The azide, isothiocyanate, and isocyanate complexes of catalase are considered to be(More)
The magnetic circular dichroism spectrum of the compound I species of horseradish peroxidase, which contains an iron (IV) porphyrin pi-cation radical complex, has been measured between 273 K and 4.2 K. The spectrum is temperature independent between 273 K and 30 K. However, very strong temperature dependence is observed below 30 K. These data do not appear(More)
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