Chapter 6. The Nature of the Special-pair Radical Cation Produced by Primary Charge Separation During Photosynthesis

  1. Dr. Anthony F. Collings3 and
  2. Prof. Christa Critchley4
  1. Jeffrey R. Reimers1 and
  2. Noel S. Hush2

Published Online: 9 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527606742.ch6

Artificial Photosynthesis: From Basic Biology to Industrial Application

Artificial Photosynthesis: From Basic Biology to Industrial Application

How to Cite

Reimers, J. R. and Hush, N. S. (2006) The Nature of the Special-pair Radical Cation Produced by Primary Charge Separation During Photosynthesis, in Artificial Photosynthesis: From Basic Biology to Industrial Application (eds A. F. Collings and C. Critchley), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606742.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 3

    CSIRO Industrial Physics, PO Box 218, Lindfield, NSW 2070, Australia

  2. 4

    School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Sydney, School of Chemistry, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

  2. 2

    The University of Sydney, School of Chemistry and School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 5 AUG 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527310906

Online ISBN: 9783527606740

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Keywords:

  • special-pair radical cation produced by primary charge separation during photosynthesis;
  • hole-transfer band;
  • predicting chemical properties

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Special Pair

  • The Hole-transfer Band

  • Initial Investigations of the Hole-transfer Band

  • Identification of the SHOMO to HOMO Band

  • Full Spectral Simulations Involving all Bands

  • Predicting Chemical Properties Based on the Spectral Analysis

  • Conclusions

  • References