Application of SERS and SEF Spectroscopy for Detection of Water-Soluble Fullerene–Chlorin Dyads and Chlorin e6

A. Yu Belik, V. I. Kukushkin, A. Yu Rybkin, N. S. Goryachev, P. A. Mikhailov, V. S. Romanova, O. A. Kraevaya, P. A. Troshin, A. I. Kotelnikov

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Abstract

Free fluorescence spectra in solution and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and surface enhanced fluorescence (SEF) spectra of chlorin e6 and water-soluble covalent fullerene–chlorin dyads have been studied. It has been demonstrated that chlorin e6 and covalent fullerene–chlorin dyads have similar characteristic SERS spectra. The fullerene–chlorin dyads show a pronounced SEF signal, while native chlorin e6 has no fluorescence on surface, which is consistent with the theory predicting an inverse dependence of the SEF intensity on the free fluorescence quantum yield. The concentration dependence of the SEF intensity is linear for the dyads in the range 0.1–2.0 μmol/L. These effects allow one to determine, with high sensitivity, the content of fullerene–chlorin dyads with a low quantum yield of free fluorescence in solutions, which opens wide opportunities for study of biological properties of fullerene–chlorin dyads and their applications in medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-99
Number of pages5
JournalDoklady Physical Chemistry
Volume481
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018

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