Electron Transfer in Peptides: The Influence of Charged Amino Acids


  • This work was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI). We are grateful to Prof. M. Michel-Beyerle for very helpful discussions.


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Charging off: The ammonium group in the peptide shown leads to a tenfold increase of the electron-transfer rate compared to that in a fully protected system. This is explained by Coulomb's law and the Marcus theory.