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Chapter 14

Long-Distance Electron Tunnelling in Proteins

The most remarkable aspect of electron transfer (ET) in proteins is that it occurs via quantum-mechanical tunnelling.1–6 Typically, redox centres that exchange an electron are separated by distances of the order of 15–30 Å. In vacuum, tunnelling over such long distances would be impossible. In prote...
Print publication date: 27 Mar 2009
Copyright year: 2009
Print ISBN: 978-0-85404-122-0
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84755-997-5
From the book series:
RSC Biomolecular Sciences