Abstract— Fluorescence is widely used as a probe of the properties of ligand‐biopolymer complexes or adducts, proteins, nucleic acids and membranes. The principles and techniques utilized in characterizing the basic fluorescence properties of a system of fluorophore‐biopolymer complexes are outlined. The different approaches utilized include a correlation of fluorescence decay profiles obtained by time‐correlated single photon counting techniques with (1)steady‐state fluorescence excitation and emission spectra, (2)relative fluorescence quantum yields, (3)fluorophore‐accessibilities investigated by quenching techniques, and (4)ligand‐macromolecule binding equilibria.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Photochemistry and photobiology|
|State||Published - Apr 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry