Gas-phase studies of the retinal protonated Schiff base chromophore

Y. Toker, L. H. Andersen

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Abstract

Gas-phase studies of the retinal protonated Schiff base chromophore are reviewed. The use of action spectroscopy has solidified the understanding of the spectral-tuning mechanisms of this important chromophore. Ion-mobility spectrometry and gas phase femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy studies indicate that several of the remarkable photo-isomerization properties of the chromophore such as its specificity and ultrafast nature are intrinsic properties of the chromophore. With a firm understanding of the properties of the isolated retinal chromophore in terms of spectroscopy and dynamics, the influence of the protein is becoming better understood.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7
JournalEuropean Physical Journal D
Volume75
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Action spectroscopy
  • Ion mobility spectrometry
  • Isomerization
  • Lifetime
  • Retinal chromophore

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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