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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Photostability of xanthene molecules trapped in poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) matrices|
|Abstract:||Photobleaching reactions of fluorescein and Rose Bengal molecules dissolved in PVA matrices were studied as a function of the temperature. We used and compared two theoretical approaches to describe these photobleaching kinetics. Photobleaching quantum yield calculations were done using an adapted model (B-model) for polychromatic excitation that allowed us to estimate the average number of photons absorbed by each dye molecule before its bleaching. The other model uses exponential functions allowing us to calculate rate constants and activation energy. A slower photobleaching process was obtained for Rose Bengal sorbed in PVA matrices compared with fluorescein. We also obtained that the Rose Bengal photobleaching process is always single-exponential kinetic independent of the polymer relaxation process. Nevertheless, fluorescein photobleaching reaction is bi-exponential process at higher concentrations and it is strongly dependent on the polymer relaxation processes. These results were interpreted in terms of the different efficiencies among the processes involving quenching of the lowest triplet state. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved.|
|Editor:||Elsevier Science Sa|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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