Photobleaching of merocyanine 540: involvement of singlet molecular oxygen.

Ravinder Jit Singh, J. B. Feix, B. Kalyanaraman

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The purpose of this study was to assess the mechanism of merocyanine 540 (MC540) photobleaching in a liposomal system. Broad based visible irradiation of MC540 in unilamellar dilauroylphosphatidylcholine (DLPC) vesicles resulted in dye bleaching that was strictly O2 dependent. The rate of self-sensitized photobleaching was enhanced in D2O and inhibited by both azide and histidine, consistent with 1O2 intermediacy (Type II chemistry). Supportive evidence for this mechanism was obtained by using a Type II sensitizer, aluminum phthalocyanine tetrasulfonate (AlPcS lambda max = 678 nm). Irradiation of AlPcS and MC540 in DLPC with lambda greater than 630 nm (absorbed only by AlPcS) light resulted in rapid bleaching of MC540, which was stimulated by D2O and inhibited by azide. A rate constant of 10(7) M-1 s-1 was determined for the chemical quenching of 1O2 by MC540. The rate constant for physical quenching of 1O2 by MC540 was estimated to be ca 10(9) M-1 s-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-489
Number of pages7
JournalPhotochemistry and Photobiology
Volume55
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1992

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Photobleaching
Singlet Oxygen
Molecular oxygen
bleaching
oxygen
quenching
irradiation
Azides
histidine
Bleaching
Quenching
Rate constants
dyes
Irradiation
chemistry
aluminum
Unilamellar Liposomes
Histidine
merocyanine dye
Coloring Agents

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Photobleaching of merocyanine 540 : involvement of singlet molecular oxygen. / Singh, Ravinder Jit; Feix, J. B.; Kalyanaraman, B.

In: Photochemistry and Photobiology, Vol. 55, No. 4, 04.1992, p. 483-489.

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