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Laser Flash Photolysis of Molecules of Medical Relevance

  • T. George Truscott
Part of the Nato Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 34)

Abstract

In recent years the technique of laser flash photolysis (lfp) has been much used to elucidate the early processes following light absorption by molecules of biological and medical interest. Lfp allows us to measure the variation of optical density of a transient species with time, the equipment most used having a time resolution of a few nanoseconds*(ns). We will concern ourselves with the use of such data to deduce the physical properties of the excited states of some molecules of medical interest including the psoralens, the porphyrins and bilirubin.

Keywords

Triplet State Pulse Radiolysis Medical Interest Laser Flash Photolysis Porphyria Cutanea Tarda 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. George Truscott
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryPaisley College of TechnologyPaisley, RenfrewshireScotland

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