Linear dichroism and molecular orientation in Langmuir-Blodgett films of plastoquinones and α-tocopherol quinone

Jerzy Kruk, Kazimierz Strzałka, Roger M. Leblanc

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The linear dichroism of monolayers of plastoquinone-9, plastoquinone-3 and α-tocopherol quinone has been measured. The angle between the transition moments and the plane of the solid support was found to lie between 24° and 28° for the investigated prenylquinones. The possible orientation of quinone rings in a monolayer state has been discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-10
Number of pages5
JournalBBA - Bioenergetics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 5 1993
Externally publishedYes



  • α-Tocopherol quinone
  • Langmuir-Blodgett film
  • Linear dichroism
  • Plastoquinone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics

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