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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Triplet state energy of the carotenoid bixin determined by photoacoustic calorimetry
Author: Rios, ADO
Mercadante, AZ
Borsarelli, CD
Abstract: The triplet state energy level of the natural cis-carotenoid bixin (methyl hydrogen 9'Z-6,6-diapocarotene-6,6'-dioate) was determined using laser-induced photoacoustic calorimetry (PAC) in acetonitrile/methanol (1: 1) solution. An energy-transfer process with anthracene as sensitizer in O-2-saturated solution was used to populate the carotenoid triplet state. The energy balance of the system allowed the calculation of the triplet energy content of bixin as E-T = 18 +/- 2 kcal/mol. The result is discussed in relation with both its singlet molecular oxygen quenching and cis trans isomedzation abilities. The quantum yield, Phi = 0.69, for the formation of either the triplet state or the singlet molecular oxygen by the sensitizer anthracene was also determined. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject: bixin
triplet state
photoacoustic calorimetry (PAC)
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Elsevier Sci Ltd
Citation: Dyes And Pigments. Elsevier Sci Ltd, v. 74, n. 3, n. 561, n. 565, 2007.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2006.03.018
Date Issue: 2007
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