Identification of excited-state energy transfer and relaxation pathways in the peridinin-chlorophyll complex: an ultrafast mid-infrared study

C. Bonetti, M.T.A. Alexandre, I.H.M. van Stokkum, R. Hiller, R. van Grondelle, M.L. Groot, J.T.M. Kennis

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The peridinin chlorophyll-a protein (PCP) is a water-soluble, trimeric light harvesting complex found in marine dinoflagellates that binds peridinin and Chl-a in an unusual stoichiometric ratio of 4:1. In this paper, the pathways of excited-state energy transfer and relaxation in PCP were identified by means of femtosecond visible-pump, mid-infrared probe spectroscopy. In addition, excited-state relaxation of peridinin dissolved in organic solvent (CHCl
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9256-9266
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics - PCCP
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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