Spin-selective recombination kinetics of a model chemical magnetoreceptor

Kiminori Maeda, Christopher J. Wedge, Jonathan G. Storey, Kevin B. Henbest, Paul A. Liddell, Gerdenis Kodis, Devens Gust, P. J. Hore, Christiane R. Timmel

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We determine the spin-selective kinetics of a carotenoid-porphyrin- fullerene triad that has previously been used to establish the principle that a photochemical reaction could form the basis of the magnetic compass sensor of migratory birds and show that its magnetic sensitivity can be understood without invoking quantum Zeno effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6563-6565
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Jun 21 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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Maeda, K., Wedge, C. J., Storey, J. G., Henbest, K. B., Liddell, P. A., Kodis, G., Gust, D., Hore, P. J., & Timmel, C. R. (2011). Spin-selective recombination kinetics of a model chemical magnetoreceptor. Chemical Communications, 47(23), 6563-6565. https://doi.org/10.1039/c1cc11625h