El Hadj, K., Bertoncini, P. & Chauvet, O. (2013) PH-Sensitive Photoinduced Energy Transfer from Bacteriorhodopsin to Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in SWNT-bR Hybrids. ACS Nano, 7 8743–8752.
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Numéro d'identification (ISBN etc.): 1936-0851
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Mots-clés: acid ph, bacteriorhodopsin, blohybrids, charge-transfer, dependence, energy transfer, fluorescence, halobacterium-halobium, intermediate, membrane, photoreactions, single-walled carbon nanotubes, spectra, transition
Créateurs: Bertoncini, Chauvet, El Hadj
Collection: ACS Nano
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Energy transfer mechanisms in noncovalently bound bacteriorhodopsin/single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) hybrids are investigated using optical absorption and photoluminescence excitation measurements. The morphology of the hybrids was Investigated by atomic force microscopy. In this study, proteins are immobilized onto the sidewall of the carbon nanotubes using a sodium cholate suspension dialysis method that maintains the 42 intrinsic optical and fluorescence properties of both molecules. The hybrids are stable in aqueous solutions for pH ranging from 4.2 to 9 and exhibit photoluminescence properties that are pH-dependent. The study reveals that energy transfer from bacteriorhodopsin to carbon nanotubes takes place. So, at pH higher than 5 and up to 9, the SWNTs absorb the photons emitted by the aromatic residues of the protein, inducing a strong increase in intensity of the E-11 emissions of SWNTs through their E-33 and E-44 excitations. From pH = 4.2 to pH = 5, the protein fluorescence is strongly quenched whatever the emission wavelengths, while additional fluorescence features appear at excitation wavelengths ranging from 660 to 680 nm and at 330 nm. The presence of these features is attributed to a resonance energy transfer mechanism that has an efficiency of 0.94 +/- 0.02. More, by increasing the pH of the dispersion, the fluorescence characteristics become those observed at higher pH values and vice versa.
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