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Influence of clay minerals on curcumin properties: Stability and singlet oxygen generation

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Autor(es):
Goncalves, Joyce L. S. ; Valandro, Silvano R. ; Poli, Alessandra L. ; Schmitt, Carla C.
Número total de Autores: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Molecular Structure; v. 1143, p. 1-7, SEP 5 2017.
Citações Web of Science: 3
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Curcumin (CUR) has showed promising photophysical properties regarding to biological and chemical sciences. However, the main barrier for those applications are their low solubility and stability in aqueous solution. The effects of two different clay minerals, the montmorillonite (SWy-2) and the Laponite RD (Lap) nanoclay, on the stabilization of Curcumin were investigated. Their effects were compared with two well-established environments (acidic and neutral aqueous media). CUR/clay hybrids were prepared using a simple and fast method, where CUR solution was added into clay suspensions, to obtain well dispersed hybrids in water. The degradation process of CUR and CUR/clays hybrids was investigated using UV-Vis spectroscopic. For both studied hybrids, the CUR degradation process was suppressed by the presence of the clay particles. Furthermore, the Lap showed a great stabilization effect than SWy-2. This behavior was due to the smaller particle size and higher exfoliation ability of Lap, providing a large surface for CUR adsorption compared to SWy-2. The degradation process of CUR solutions and CUR/clay hybrids was also studied in the presence of light. CUR photodegradation process was faster not only in the aqueous solution but also in the clay suspension compared to those studied in the dark. The presence of clay particles accelerated the photodegradation of CUR due to the products formation in the reactions between CUR and oxygen radicals. Our results showed that the singlet oxygen quantum yield (Phi(Delta)) of CUR were about 59% higher in the clay suspensions than CUR in aqueous solution. Therefore, the formation of CUR/clay hybrids, in particularly with Lap, suppressed the degradation in absence light of CUR and increased the singlet oxygen generation, which makes this hybrids of CUR/clay a promising material to enlarge the application of CUR in the biological sciences. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 12/19656-0 - Fotoiniciação de polimerização e degradação de polímeros multicomponentes
Beneficiário:Carla Cristina Schmitt Cavalheiro
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular