Structural dynamics of free amino acids in diffraction

I. Ren Lee, Andreas Gahlmann, Ahmed H. Zewail*

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The amino acid tryptophan exhibits complex structural changes both in the ground state, owing to multiple conformations, and upon excitation, because of the involvement of nonradiative pathways. The first report of structural dynamics using combined ultrafast electron diffraction and laser desorption methods is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-102
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 2
Externally publishedYes


  • amino acids
  • electron diffraction
  • gas-phase experiments
  • laser desorption
  • photochemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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