Advanced search
Start date

Study of luminescent materials in aqueous solution by interaction with alfa and beta cyclodextrin

Full text
Anderson Orzari Ribeiro
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: Ribeirão Preto.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (PCARP/BC)
Defense date:
Examining board members:
Osvaldo Antonio Serra; Marian Rosaly Davolos; Sofia Nikolaou; Sidney José Lima Ribeiro; Ieda Lucia Viana Rosa
Advisor: Osvaldo Antonio Serra

In recent years, there has been considerable research on the study of energy transfer process by active optically ions due to their great importance in solid state devices, e.g., lasers and optic-electronic materials. These luminescent materials in aqueous solution can also be very useful as sensors or probe in biomaterials analysis. In this context, the interest on rare earth ion (RE) and cyclodextrins (CD) in the same systems are increasing, due to their compatibility with solid state and aqueous media. Some RE, like europium and terbium, present luminescent properties, while the CD’s have an apolar hydrophobic cavity that can incorporate molecules, protecting them from solvent entities and resulting in a rigid hydrophobic matrix in solution. In a part of this present work, it was performed the study of the RE complexes in aqueous solution incorporated into α-CD hydrophobic cavity. Rare Earth complexes with β-diketones were synthesized and characterized, and their solubilization in water was achieved by incorporation in α-CD. We also studied the porphyrin-type macrocycles linked to β-CD. Macrocycle tetrapyrroles are very promising molecules to be used as photosensitizer in Photodynamic Therapy. This therapy is an emergent treatment for cancer that requires a combination of oxygen, visible light and a photosensitizer, which causes damage to living tissue. The linkage of porphyrins in cyclodextrins can increase their solubility in water, making them suitable for intravenous administration and widens the possibilities of their use in medicine. Chemical and photochemical properties of all prepared compounds were performed and compared with similar results recorded for well know commercial products. (AU)