# [Question]Fluorescence quenching and artificial photosynthesis

1. Jun 10, 2006

### ironcross77

Here is the situation. I know what Fluorescence quenching is. But what is its utility in the study of artificial photosynthesis ?

A simple explanation connectin the two will do fine

2. Jun 10, 2006

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
What do you think fluorescence quenching is? This will tell us if you really do understand that correctly first.

What do you mean by "artificial" photosynthesis?

Remember that molecular oxygen ($O_{2}$) is an excellent fluorescence quencher because of its triplet ground state.