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1 April 1992 Photophysics of tryptophan: global analysis of the fluorescence decay surface as a function of pH, temperature, quencher concentration, excitation and emission wavelengths, timing calibration and deuterium isotope effect
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The fluorescence decay surface of tryptophan measured over a very wide pH range (1.35 to 12.38) was analyzed in a single global analysis. It is clear that the decay components remain the same over the whole pH range. This is also confirmed by the decay-associated emission spectra. At low pH the decays are biexponential and both decay components contribute to the fluorescence up to pH 11. From about pH 7.5 onwards a third component has to be taken into account which becomes the only component at pH > 11. The decay times decrease at low pH due to quenching by H3O+. At pH > 11 the decay times decline due to quenching by OH-. Decays collected at different temperatures at neutral pH indicate that the short decay time is independent of temperature, both in H2O and D2O solution. Both decay times increase by a factor of two when H2O is replaced by D2O as solvent. The decay times and their normalized pre-exponential terms at neutral pH in H2O solution are constant as a function of excitation wavelength (from 250 to 295 nm). This indicates that the absorption spectra associated with the two ground-state species overlap completely and that the contribution of both species to the total absorption remains constant over the whole absorption spectrum.
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Noel Boens, Luc D. Janssens, Luc Van Dommelen, Frans C. De Schryver, and Jacques Gallay "Photophysics of tryptophan: global analysis of the fluorescence decay surface as a function of pH, temperature, quencher concentration, excitation and emission wavelengths, timing calibration and deuterium isotope effect", Proc. SPIE 1640, Time-Resolved Laser Spectroscopy in Biochemistry III, (1 April 1992); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.58201
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