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Singlet Oxygen Photo-Oxidation Of Flavonoids In Ethanol Solution
- MORAN E.,; BORSARELLI C., .; ZAMPINI C.,; ORDOÑEZ R.,; ISLA M.I
Valle Hermoso , Córdoba
Congreso; . 4to Encuentro Nacional Sustancias Peroxidicas ; 2006
Universidad de Córdoba
The kinetic of the O2(1Dg)-photosensitized oxidation of several naturally occurring flavonoids (glycosilated or not) in neutral and alkaline ethanol solutions was studied using Rose Bengal as photosensitizer. The rate constants of O2(1Dg) by the flavonoids for the chemical quenching (kr) were determined using either UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy or HPLC techniques, and for the total (physical + chemical) quenching (kt) were determined using time-resolved phosphorescence detection of O2(1Dg) at 1270 nm. Considering the flavonoid classification, the O2(1Dg) reactivity order was flavone > chalcone > flavanone, and in all cases the reactivity was at least one-order of magnitude larger in alkaline than in neutral ethanol. Furthermore, for the same type of flavonoid the O2(1Dg) reactivity was increased with the number of OH groups and the presence of glycoside substituent. A correlation between the values of kr and kt and the reactivity against radical species, such as DPPH and ABTS+, of flavone, chalcone and flavanone present was found, indicating comparable antioxidant properties of the flavonoids against either radical or neutral oxidant species. The effect on O2(1Dg)-reactivity and the photo-oxidation product pattern of the carbanion mediated flavanone-chalcone isomerization equilibrium in alkaline media was also analysed. These results are expected to have significance in biosynthesis, antioxidant properties and stability of naturally occurring flavonoids.