Dominik Lindorfer, Thomas Renger,
"Theory of Anisotropic Circular Dichroism of Excitonically Coupled Systems: Application to the Baseplate of Green Sulfur Bacteria"
, in J. Phys. Chem. B, Vol. 122, Seite(n) 2747-2756, 2018
Theory of Anisotropic Circular Dichroism of Excitonically Coupled Systems: Application to the Baseplate of Green Sulfur Bacteria
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A simple exciton theory for the description of anisotropic circular dichroism (ACD) spectra of multichromophoric systems is presented that is expected to be of general use for the analysis of structure function relationships of molecular aggregates such as photosynthetic light-harvesting antennae. The theory is applied to the baseplate of green sulfur bacteria. It is demonstrated that only the combined analysis of ACD and circular dichroism (CD) spectra for the present baseplate bacteriochlorophyll (BChl) a dimer allows for an unambiguous determination of the parameters of the exciton Hamiltonian from experimental data. The analysis of experimental absorption and linear dichroism spectra suggests that either the NMR structure has to be refined or in addition to the dimers seen in the NMR structure and in the CD and ACD spectra, BChl a monomers are present in the baseplate carotenosome sample. A refined dimer structure is presented, explaining all four optical spectra.