Reaction Sequences from Light Absorption to the Cleavage of Water in Photosynthesis—Routes, Rates and Intermediates

@inproceedings{Witt1986ReactionSF,
  title={Reaction Sequences from Light Absorption to the Cleavage of Water in Photosynthesis—Routes, Rates and Intermediates},
  author={Horst Tobias Witt and Eberhard Schlodder and Klaus Brettel and {\"O}mer Saygin},
  year={1986}
}
The reaction sequence between the primary electron acceptor, the oxidized Chlorophyll-aII, and the terminal electron donor, the water splitting enzyme system S, is being described in the range from nanoseconds to milliseconds. For the cleavage of water Chlorophyll-a+II extracts four electrons in four turnovers from the enzyme system S responsible for the water oxidation. For each extraction the electron is moved step by step along the chain that connects the Chlorophyll-aII center with that of… CONTINUE READING