Comments on the Tryptophan Lifetime Puzzle

  • R. Lopez-Delgado
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 69)


Until 1972,1 the fluorescence decay of tryptophan was believed to be singly exponential with a lifetime on the order of 3 ns (the “classic” value), but in the last few years a number of published reports have generated amazing confusion in this particular subject (Table 1).


Fluorescence Decay Tryptophan Fluorescence Indole Ring Total Fluorescence Intensity Free Tryptophan 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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