Investigation of the reaction coordinate for ligand rebinding in photoexcited hemeproteins using transient Raman spectroscopy
We report pump-probe picosecond Raman experiments on oxy- and deoxyhemoglobin (oxyHb and deoxyHb, respectively) using 8 ps 532 nm pump pulses and 8 ps 355 nm probe pulses. Heme-to-protein vibrational cooling has been directly observed in deoxyHb for the first time, and the deconvolved cooling time constant is measured to be 2-5 ps. By applying our mode-specific Stokes and anti-Stokes technique to oxyHb, we find that any germinate recombination of photodeligated O2 must occur in either less than two picoseconds or longer than a nanosecond.
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Springer Series in Chemical Physics
Zhu, H., Lingle, R., Xu, X., & Hopkins, J. (1993). Investigation of the reaction coordinate for ligand rebinding in photoexcited hemeproteins using transient Raman spectroscopy. Springer Series in Chemical Physics (55), 528-532. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/chemistry_pubs/509