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Volume 104 Issue 6 December 1992 pp 713-722
Hematoporphyrin IX dimethyl ester (HPDME), tetraphenylporphyrin (TPP), tetra(4-methoxyphenyl)porphyrin (TMPP), tetra(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)porphyrin (TDMPP), tetra(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)porphyrin (TTMPP), tetraanthrylporphyrin (TAP) and tetraacridylporphyrin (TACP), and their Zn2+, SnX22+, Pd2+ and Pt2+ complexes have been prepared and characterized. The singlet molecular oxygen quantum yield (ϕΔ) values of the above porphyrins and their metal derivatives in N,N-dimethyl formamide (DMF) have been measured in the presence of 1,3-diphenylisobenzofuran (DPBF) as1O2 acceptor using steady state technique after correcting for the intensity of light absorbed by the photosensitizers. The ϕΔ values for the free base porphyrins are usually around 0.60. Hematoporphyrin IX dimethyl ester and its metal derivatives follow the order: HPDME (ϕΔ = 0.60) > Zn HPDME (0.40) > PdHPDME (0.34) > Sn(OH)2 HPDME (0.28) > PtHPDME (0.24). Zinc(II) complexes of tetraarylporphyrins show about 65% efficiency in ϕΔ values are compared to the ϕΔ values of their corresponding free base porphyrins. These results can be explained on the basis of catalyzed intersystem crossing to the ground state. The ϕλ values of the above free base porphyrins and their metal complexes in DMF in presence of DPBF using single-pulsed laser excitation technique follow similar trends.
Volume 104 Issue 6 December 1992 pp 731-737
The non-radiative processes of deactivation from the lowest singlet excited state of aminoanthraquinones have been studied using steady-state and time-resolved methods. The fluorescence decay rate constant, kf correlates well with the solvent polarity parameter, ET(30), in nonhydrogen bonding solvents. Large deuterium isotope effects in fluorescence lifetimes (τf) and quantum yields (ϕf) are observed in the case of 1-amino (AAQ) and 1-methylaminoanthraquinones (MAQ), where the S1 state is mainly deactivated through internal conversion to the ground state. The temperature-dependence of the fluorescence quantum yields of various aminoanthraquinones was also investigated. The ϕf and τf exhibited strong temperature-dependence in the case of 1-acetylaminoanthraquinone (ACAQ). In the case of ACAQ, the intersystem crossing to the triplet state is a major deactivation channel from the S1 and in this derivative a close-lying T2 state seems to be responsible for the high kisc rate.
The fluorescence properties of 1,5-diaminoanthraquinone (DAQ) are affected by intermolecular hydrogen bonding with alcohols. Increasing
Volume 119 Issue 2 March 2007 pp 59-59
Volume 119 Issue 2 March 2007 pp 61-69
In protein-folding studies it is often required to differentiate a system with only two-states, namely the native (N) and unfolded (U) forms of the protein present at any condition of the solvent, from a situation wherein intermediate state(s) could also be present. This differentiation of a two-state from a multi-state structural transition is non-trivial when studied by the several steady-state spectroscopic methods that are popular in protein-folding studies. In contrast to the steady-state methods, time-resolved fluorescence has the capability to reveal the presence of heterogeneity of structural forms due to the `fingerprint’ nature of fluorescence lifetimes of various forms. In this work, we establish this method by quantitative analysis of amplitudes associated with fluorescence lifetimes in multiexponential decays. First, we show that we can estimate, accurately, the relative population of species from two-component mixtures of non-interacting molecules such as fluorescent dyes, peptides and proteins. Subsequently, we demonstrate, by analysing the amplitudes of fluorescence lifetimes which are controlled by fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), that the equilibrium folding-unfolding transition of the small singledomain protein barstar is not a two-step process.
Volume 120 Issue 4 July 2008 pp 355-362
A new class of highly fluorescent 9,9'-
Volume 122 Issue 2 March 2010 pp 119-124 Full Papers
A series of 2,8-𝑝-diaryldibenzothiophene derivatives were synthesized and characterized. These molecules have electron withdrawing or electron donating groups at the
Volume 122 Issue 6 November 2010 pp 847-855 Full Papers
Synthesis, structure, optical absorption, emission and electroluminescence properties of a new blue emitting Al complex, namely,
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