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Structural observation of the primary isomerization in vision with femtosecond-stimulated Raman.

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The primary event that initiates vision is the light-induced 11-cis to all-trans isomerization of retinal in the visual pigment rhodopsin. Despite decades of study with the traditional tools of chemical reaction dynamics, both the timing and nature of the atomic motions that lead to photoproduct production remain unknown. We used femtosecond-stimulated Raman spectroscopy to obtain time-resolved vibrational spectra of the molecular structures formed along the reaction coordinate. The spectral ...

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10.1126/science.1118379

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Chemistry, Physical and Theoretical Chem
McCamant, DW More by this author
Wandschneider, DB More by this author
Mathies, RA More by this author
Journal:
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Volume:
310
Issue:
5750
Pages:
1006-1009
Publication date:
2005-11-05
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
URN:
uuid:a4778e15-502e-47ae-9c64-499b1191531b
Source identifiers:
118460
Local pid:
pubs:118460

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