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Influence of 3-Substitution on Excited State Properties of Indole in Aqueous Solutions

  • Gilbert Laustriat
  • Dominique Gerard
  • Claude Hasselmann
Conference paper
Part of the The Jerusalem Symposia on Quantum Chemistry and Biochemistry book series (JSQC, volume 10)

Abstract

Considerable attention has been paid to the excited states of the indole ring in the past two decades, since as, the aromatic moiety of tryptophan, it is the major near-ultraviolet chromophore of proteins where it can play the role of a fluorescent probe. Nevertheless photophysical and photochemical properties of indole are rather particular and remain largely unelucidated (Longworth, 1971).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gilbert Laustriat
    • 1
  • Dominique Gerard
    • 1
  • Claude Hasselmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique de la Faculté de Pharmacie, Equipe de recherche associée au CNRS (ERA 551)Université Louis PasteurStrasbourg CedexFrance

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