Excited-state proton transfer reactions of 10-hydroxycamptothecin

Kyril M. Solntsev, Erica N. Sullivan, Laren M. Tolbert, Shay Ashkenazi, Pavel Leiderman, Dan Huppert

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Time-resolved and steady-state emission characterization of 10-hydroxycamptothecin reveals a rich but less complex proton-transfer behavior than its parent hydroxyquinoline. The electronic effect of the additional electron-withdrawing ring makes the excited-state both less basic and more acidic than the parent and adds to the class of high-acidity excited-state proton donors in photochemistry and photobiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12701-12708
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number39
StatePublished - 6 Oct 2004


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