Phosphorescence emission and excitation spectra and triplet lifetimes at 77 K have been obtained for a carotenoid-porphyrin-pyropheophorbide triad model for the photosynthetic triplet energy transfer relay and seven porphyrin and pyropheophorbide model compounds including methyl pyropheophorbide-a. The results confirm that triplet energy from the pyropheophorbide moiety of the triad is transferred to the carotenoid by a triplet energy relay involving endergonic transfer from the pyropheophorbide to the porphyrin, whose triplet is rapidly quenched by the carotenoid polyene.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 22 1997|
- Triplet energy transfer
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry