Photophysical properties of tetramethyl-1,4-benzoquinone (TMBQ) and 2,6-dimethoxy-1,4-benzoquinone (DMOBQ) in solution and their interactions with the photosynthetic reaction centre (RC) isolated from the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides have been investigated in this work. For these two benzoquinone derivatives an efficient ISC process which leads to the population of the lowest triplet state of the molecules upon direct excitation was observed. The presence of RC does not alter the properties of the triplet state of DMOBQ suggesting that interactions are negligible; on the other side RC efficiently quenched the T1 state of TMBQ. The behavior is rationalized in terms of redox potentials of quinones and kinetic characteristics of their transients.

Photophysical properties of quinones and their interaction with the photosynthetic reaction centre

AGOSTIANO ANGELA;
2008

Abstract

Photophysical properties of tetramethyl-1,4-benzoquinone (TMBQ) and 2,6-dimethoxy-1,4-benzoquinone (DMOBQ) in solution and their interactions with the photosynthetic reaction centre (RC) isolated from the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides have been investigated in this work. For these two benzoquinone derivatives an efficient ISC process which leads to the population of the lowest triplet state of the molecules upon direct excitation was observed. The presence of RC does not alter the properties of the triplet state of DMOBQ suggesting that interactions are negligible; on the other side RC efficiently quenched the T1 state of TMBQ. The behavior is rationalized in terms of redox potentials of quinones and kinetic characteristics of their transients.
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