Views on Primary Charge Separation in Reaction Centers of Photosynthetic Bacteria

  • M. E. Michel-Beyerle
  • A. Ogrodnik

Abstract

The key question with regard to the pathway of the primary electron transfer in photosyn-thetic reaction centers is addressing the role of the monomer bacteriochlorophyll. In the structure of R.viridis [1] and Rb.sphaeroides [2] reaction centers (RCs) this bacteriochlorophyll molecule (B) has been shown to be located between the bacteriochlorophyll dimer, acting as the primary donor (1P*), and a bacteriopheophytin (H).

Keywords

Free Energy Difference Electric Field Effect Primary Charge Separation Recombination Parameter Molecular Orbital Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. E. Michel-Beyerle
    • 1
  • A. Ogrodnik
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische ChemieTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

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