Fluorescence lifetimes have been measured for the adducts of ammonium 4-chloro-2,1,3-benzoxadiazole-7-sulfonate, which is known as a fluorescence probe specific to thiol groups. Although the adduct with simple molecule such as mercaptoethanol showed a single exponential fluorescence decay, most adducts with amino acid, peptide, coenzyme and protein showed the bi exponential decay. The fluorescence lifetimes and ratio of the short lifetime fraction to long lifetime fraction of the SBD adducts with biomolecules vary with the molecular size, solvent polarity and micro environment around the fluorescence probe.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2003 Mar 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry