Molecular Assembly of Bachteriochlorophyll a and Its Analogues by Synthetic 4α-Helix Polypeptides
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Molecular assemblies of bachteriochlorophyll <I>a</I>, BChl <I>a</I> and its analogues can be made due to the presence of synthetic 4α-helix polypeptides. UV-vis. and CD spectroscopic properties of BChl <I>a</I> derivatives were analogous to those obtained using light-harvesting (LH) polypeptides from photosynthetic bacteria. Thus, appropriate analogues of HAHA are useful in providing an insight into the structural effect of polypeptide on formation the LH / BChl <I>a</I> complex as well as an artificial LH complex model.
- Chemistry Letters
Chemistry Letters 1999(12), 1301-1302, 1999-12-05
The Chemical Society of Japan