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Type: Journal article
Title: Excited-state intramolecular hydrogen atom transfer of curcumin in surfactant micelles
Author: Adhikary, R.
Carlson, P.
Kee, T.
Petrich, J.
Citation: Journal of Physical Chemistry B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces & Biophysical, 2010; 114(8):2997-3004
Publisher: Amer Chemical Soc
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 1520-6106
1520-5207
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Ramkrishna Adhikary, Philip J. Carlson, Tak W. Kee and Jacob W. Petrich
Abstract: Femtosecond fluorescence upconversion experiments were performed on the naturally occurring medicinal pigment, curcumin, in anionic, cationic, and neutral micelles. In our studies, the micelles are composed of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), dodecyl trimethyl ammonium bromide (DTAB), and triton X-100 (TX-100). We demonstrate that the excited-state kinetics of curcumin in micelles have a fast (3-8 ps) and slow (50-80 ps) component. While deuteration of curcumin has a negligible effect on the fast component, the slow component exhibits a pronounced isotope effect of approximately 1.6, indicating that micelle-captured curcumin undergoes excited-state intramolecular hydrogen atom transfer. Studies of solvation dynamics of curcumin in a 10 ps time window reveal a fast component (< or = 300 fs) followed by a 8, 6, and 3 ps component in the solvation correlation function for the TX-100, DTAB, and SDS micelles, respectively.
Keywords: Hydrogen; Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate; Octoxynol; Curcumin; Surface-Active Agents; Spectrometry, Fluorescence; Spectrophotometry, Ultraviolet; Micelles; Time Factors; Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
Rights: Copyright © 2010 American Chemical Society
RMID: 0020095308
DOI: 10.1021/jp9101527
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