Application of Electron-Transfer Theory to Several Systems of Biological Interest

  • R. A. Marcus
  • N. Sutin
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Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 42)


Electron-transfer reaction rates are compared with theoretically calculated values for several reactions in the bacterial photosynthetic reaction center. A second aspect of the theory, the cross-relation, is illustrated using protein-protein electron-transfers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Marcus
    • 1
  • N. Sutin
    • 2
  1. 1.Arthur Amos Noyes Laboratory of Chemical PhysicsCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryBrookhaven National LaboratoryUptonUSA

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