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dc.creatorYi, John T.en_US
dc.creatorApplebee, Kenyonen_US
dc.creatorNguyen, Trien_US
dc.creatorRoscioli, Joseph R.en_US
dc.creatorPratt, D. W.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-15T20:32:59Z
dc.date.available2006-06-15T20:32:59Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier2003-FC-03en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1811/20754
dc.description$^{a}$ Work supported by NSF and Howard Hughes Summer Program.en_US
dc.descriptionAuthor Institution: Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburghen_US
dc.description.abstractMelatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is a neural hormone involved in the biochemical regulation of the circadian rhythms and other functions throughout the body. The structure is an indole derivative with a flexible peptide-like side chain, which results in many conformational structures. In this work, high resolution $S_{1} \leftarrow S_{0}$ fluorescence excitation spectra of melatonin bands have been recorded. The two observed bands of melatonin display multiple central branches, indicating two overlapping spectra. We use both the experimentally derived rotational constants and theoretical calculations to assign the conformational structures and to gain information about the nature of the molecule. The relevance of these findings will be further discussed.en_US
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dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOhio State Universityen_US
dc.titleBIOMOLECULES IN THE GAS PHASE: THE ELECTRONIC SPECTRUM OF $MELATONIN^{a}$en_US
dc.typearticleen_US


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