Singlet and triplet state spectra and dynamics of structurally modified peridinins.

  title={Singlet and triplet state spectra and dynamics of structurally modified peridinins.},
  author={Marcel Fuciman and Miriam Grace M. Enriquez and Shanti Kaligotla and Dariusz M Niedzwiedzki and Takayuki Kajikawa and Kazuyoshi Aoki and Shigeo Katsumura and H J. Singer s L. A. Frank},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. B},
  volume={115 15},
The peridinin-chlorophyll a-protein (PCP) is a light-harvesting pigment-protein complex found in many species of marine algae. It contains the highly substituted carotenoid peridinin and chlorophyll a, which together facilitate the transfer of absorbed solar energy to the photosynthetic reaction center. Photoexcited peridinin exhibits unorthodox spectroscopic and kinetic behavior for a carotenoid, including a strong dependence of the S(1) excited singlet state lifetime on solvent environment… CONTINUE READING


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