Resonance enhanced Raman spectrum of all-trans anhydrovitamin A.

Abstract

The Raman spectrum of all-trans anhydrovitamin A in hexane at 77 degrees K is presented. The similarity of the Raman spectra of anhydrovitamin A and the protonated Schiff base of retinal is striking. The implications of this for visual pigment studies and bacteriorhodopsin are discussed. Tentative assignments of geometry for four cis-trans isomers of anhydrovitamin A are made on the basis of the observed room-temperature absorption spectra.

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@article{Auerbach1979ResonanceER, title={Resonance enhanced Raman spectrum of all-trans anhydrovitamin A.}, author={Robert Auerbach and M F Granville and Bryan E. Kohler}, journal={Biophysical journal}, year={1979}, volume={25 3}, pages={443-54} }