Biophysics of structure and mechanism

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 181–218 | Cite as

Biophysics with nitroxyl radicals

  • FranÇoise S. Axel


The present status of the spin labeling method as applied to Biophysics is examined. After an outline of the chemical and physical properties of NO radicals, the analysis of linear and non-linear ESR spectra of spin labels and the informations it yields is described.

The possibilities of the method are critically discussed in the light of recent experiments.

Key words

Spin-label method Spectra analysis Biophysics 


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  • FranÇoise S. Axel
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  1. 1.Groupe de Physique des Solides de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure et Université Paris VIIParis Cedex 05France

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