Time-resolved spectroscopy of hemoglobin and its complexes with subpicosecond optical pulses

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Science  02 Jul 1976:
Vol. 193, Issue 4247, pp. 50-51
DOI: 10.1126/science.935853


Subpicosecond optical pulses have been used to study the photolysis of hemoglobin conplexes. Photodissociation of carboxyhemoglobin is found to occur in less than 0.5 picosecond. In hemoglobin and oxyhemoglobin a nondissociative excited state recovery in 2.5 picoseconds is observed.