This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing the resources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. The subproject and investigator (PI) may have received primary funding from another NIH source, and thus could be represented in other CRISP entries. The institution listed is for the Center, which is not necessarily the institution for the investigator. We examined the time-resolved and steady-state fluorescence quenching of N-acetyl-L-tryptophanamide. (NATA) by acrylamide and iodide, over a range of viscosities in propylene glycol. The quenching of NATA by acrylamide and iodide results in heterogeneity of the intensity decay which increases with the quencher concentration. We attribute the complex decay of NATA to transient effects in diffusion and the nature of the fluorophore-quencher interaction. Consideration of both the frequency-domain and steady-state data demonstrate that the quenching rate depends exponentially on the fluorophore-quencher distance, indicating the validity of a model which include a quenching constant which depend exponentially on distance.

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