Electronic spectra of carotenoids. β-Carotene

Thomas A. Moore, Pill Soon Song

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Linear dichroic spectra of rans- and cis-β-carotenes in stretched polyethylene films have been reexamined. Self-consistent assignments of the major absorption bands have been made on the basis of polarization directions and molecular orbital predictions. The angle between the 1B ← A and 1C ← A transition moments in cis-β-carotene is very near 90δ.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-215
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of molecular spectroscopy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1974
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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