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The interaction of the excited states of safranine-O with low generation carboxyl terminated PAMAM dendrimers in an aqueous medium

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Abstract

The interaction of the singlet and triplet excited states of the synthetic dye safranine-O with carboxyl-terminated poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimers was investigated in a buffer solution at pH 8. Low half-generation PAMAM dendrimers (G −0.5; G +0.5: G 1.5) were employed. The UV-vis absorption spectrum of the dye presents only a very small red shift in the presence of dendrimers. Fluorescence quenching was detected and it was interpreted by a static mechanism in terms of the association of the dye with the dendrimer. Laser flash photolysis experiments were carried out and transient absorption spectra of the triplet and radicals were obtained. The triplet state is quenched by the dendrimers with rate constants well below the diffusional limit. The quenching process was characterized as an electron transfer process and the quantum yield of radicals was estimated. It was found that radicals are formed with a high efficiency in the triplet quenching reaction.

Graphical abstract: The interaction of the excited states of safranine-O with low generation carboxyl terminated PAMAM dendrimers in an aqueous medium

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The article was received on 27 Jan 2018, accepted on 09 Apr 2018 and first published on 11 Apr 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00039E
Citation: Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2018,17, 652-659
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    The interaction of the excited states of safranine-O with low generation carboxyl terminated PAMAM dendrimers in an aqueous medium

    M. P. Militello, M. S. Altamirano, S. G. Bertolotti and C. M. Previtali, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2018, 17, 652
    DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00039E

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