Effects of Axial Coordination, Electronic Excitation and Oxidation on Bond Orders in the Bacteriochlorin Macrocycle, and Generation of Radical Cation on Photo- Excitation of in vitro and in vivo Bacteriochlorophyll a Aggregates: Resonance Raman Studies

  • Yasushi Koyama
  • Yoshinori Kakitani
  • Leenawaty Limantara
  • Ritsuko Fujii
Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 25)


Solutions of bacteriochlorophyll (BChl) a in both monomeric and aggregated forms, and also in solutions of pigment-protein complexes, were examined by resonance-Raman spectroscopy. The results permit us to report and discuss:


Bond Order Reaction Center Complex Magnesium Atom Triplet Excitation Stretch Force Constant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasushi Koyama
    • 1
  • Yoshinori Kakitani
    • 1
  • Leenawaty Limantara
    • 2
  • Ritsuko Fujii
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Science and TechnologyKwansei Gakuin UniversitySanda, HyogoJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Science and MathematicsSatya Wacana Christian UniversitySalatigaIndonesia

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