A COMPARISON OF DECAY KINETICS OF PHOTO‐PRODUCED ABSORBANCE, EPR, AND LUMINESCENCE CHANGES IN CHROMATOPHORES OF RHODOSPIRRILLUM RUBRUM

Paul A. Loach*, Diane L. Sekura

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Abstract

–Quantitative comparison of the decay rate for absorbance photochanges in chromatophores of R. rubrum at the major wavelengths of peaks and troughs (280, 365, 385, 433, 605, 763, 790, 810, 850, 865, 890 nm) reveal no major differences under a variety of sample conditions. In addition, the decay kinetics of EPR phtochange at the two environmental potentials used in this study are identical with the absorbance ph;otochange decay. Decay curves for fresh chromatophores, aged chromatophores, and fresh chromatophores at high ionic strength display a variety of half times and curve shapes. All of these data however, may be fit (within 10 per cent) by the equation x=αe8.2t+βe0.18t by merely varying the values of α and β. This is interpreted as meaning that any single trapping site may exist in one of two major forms each of which decays following a first order or pseudo‐first order reaction. Although the change in decay pattern upon aging is not reversible, that due to high ionic strength is. The time dependencies for two light emission phenomena have been measured as well as their response to the oxidation state of molecules at the trapping site. A major component of long‐lived luminescence follows pseudo‐second order kinetics with a half time of 38 msec. A very long lived luminescence shows an increse with time which is nearly proportional to the decay of absorbance photochanges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-393
Number of pages13
JournalPhotochemistry and Photobiology
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1967

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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