Concentration-dependent fluorescence emission of quercetin
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:T Prutskij, A Deriabina, F J Melendez, M E Castro, L Castillo Trejo, G D Vazquez Leon, E Gonzalez, T.S. Perova, Concentration-dependent fluorescence emission of quercetin, Chemosensors, 2021, 9, 315
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Quercetin (Q) is an important antioxidant with high bioactivity and the potential of being used as SARS-CoV-2 inhibitor. The fluorescence (FL) emission from Q solutions made with different polar and non-polar solvents (methanol, acetone, and chloroform) was measured and compared with the FL emission from Q powder and from Q crystals. In the FL spectra of the solutions with high Q concentration, as well as in the spectra of Q in solid state, two features, at 615 nm and 670 nm, were observed. As the solution concentration decreases, the intensity of those peaks decreases and a peak at 505 nm arises. The FL emission of low concentration solutions displayed only that peak. Calculations for the Q molecule in each solvent, performed using time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT), show that the emission at 505 nm is associated with the excited state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) of the –OH3 group proton. Our calculations also show that the feature at 615 nm, which is observed in solid state Q and also in the emission of the high concentrated solutions, is related to the –OH5 proton transfer.
Author: Perova, Tatiana
Type of material:Journal Article
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