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Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Carbonyls. Biological Considerations

  • S. P. McGlynn
  • D. Dougherty
  • T. Mathers
  • S. Abdulner
Conference paper
Part of the The Jerusalem Symposia on Quantum Chemistry and Biochemistry book series (JSQC, volume 10)

Abstract

Ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) has had enormous impact on chemistry. It is assured that it will have comparable influence on molecular biology. The reasons are straightforward: First, the UPS measurement technique2 is simple and direct; second, a great deal of interpretive ease is guaranteed by Koopmans1 theorem3; and, third, because of Koopmans’ theorem, the UPS data relate in a straightforward way to a very basic electronic structure concept, namely the canonical molecular orbital.

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. P. McGlynn
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. Dougherty
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. Mathers
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Abdulner
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryLSUBaton RougeUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUNONew OrleansUSA

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