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Complexes of Amino-Acids with Oxygen

Nature volume 193, pages 464465 (03 February 1962) | Download Citation

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IT has been well established by Evans1–4 that oxygen will form contact charge transfer complexes with a wide variety of hydrocarbons. The formation of the complex is observed spectroscopically. It is seen that when oxygen is dissolved in solutions of hydrocarbons under very high pressure, a new broad absorption band appears to the long wavelength side of the first singlet absorption band of the hydrocarbon. In many cases there is superimposed on this broad band a structure which is the first triplet absorption spectrum. This has been used by Birks and Slifkin5 for measuring the first triplet-levels of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

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  1. Physical Laboratories, The University, Manchester, 13.

    • M. A. SLIFKIN

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