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Title: SPECIFYING BOUNDS ON THE RATE CONSTANTS OF INTRAMOLECULAR 2-STATE EXCITED-STATE PROCESSES BY GLOBAL COMPARTMENTAL ANALYSIS OF THE FLUORESCENCE DECAY SURFACE
Authors: BOENS, N
VANDOMMELEN, L
AMELOOT, Marcel
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Citation: BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, 48(2). p. 301-313
Abstract: This report is an extension of the identifiability study [Boens et al.. J. Phys. Chem. 96 (1992) 6331-6342] of intramolecular two-state excited-state processes. The identifiability study is expressed in terms of the rate constants and the parameters b1 and c1, where b1 is the relative absorbance of ground-state species 1 and c1 is the normalized spectral emission weighting factor of the corresponding excited-state species 1*. From the decay times and the preexponential factors of a single fluorescence decay trace. it is generally possible to derive two sets of rate constants when one rate constant, b1 and c1 are known beforehand. A unique set of rate constants can be obtained when one rate constant is known in combination with the following sets of values for (b1, c1): (0.5, 1), (0.5, 0), (1, 0.5). (0, 0.5), (0.5, 0.5), (1, 1) or (0, 0). It is further shown that when (b1, c1) equals (1, 1) or (0, 0), i.e. a single species is excited and the fluorescence of only that species is observed, upper and lower bounds on all rate constants can be specified without any a priori information about the rate constant values. The bounds on the rate constants can be specified in terms of the decay times and the preexponential factors estimated from the biexponential analysis of a single fluorescence decay trace with b1 = 1 and c1 = 1 or, equivalently, b1 = 0 and c1 = 0. This analysis approach can provide kinetic information of intramolecular electron transfer and exciplex formation when no suitable model compound is available.
Notes: LIMBURGS UNIV CENTRUM,B-3590 DIEPENBEEK,BELGIUM.BOENS, N, KATHOLIEKE UNIV LEUVEN,DEPT CHEM,B-3001 HEVERLEE,BELGIUM.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/3658
ISI #: A1993MM16500017
ISSN: 0301-4622
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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