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Resolution of the excitation–emission spectra of FMN in rigid poly(vinyl alcohol) matrices

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Resolution of the excitation–emission spectra of FMN in rigid poly(vinyl alcohol) matrices
Abstract

The excitation–emission spectra of flavin mononucleotide (FMN) were measured in rigid PVA films for concentrations ranging from 6.92 × 10−4 M to 1.03 M. The theoretical three-linear decomposition of the excitation–emission spectra indicated the presence of two absorption and emission centers corresponding to FMN monomer and dimer, respectively.The component of the fluorescence profile corresponding to the FMN monomer has a large negative part which is the mirror image of the emission band profile of the dimer. The elimination of this part by taking a linear combination of the emission components of the monomer and of the dimer resulted in emission spectrum, which is in a very good agreement with the monomer spectrum measured directly. The appearance of a negative part of the monomer emission profile obtained by trilinear decomposition of the emission–absorption spectra of FMN can be explained in terms of the non-radiative reverse energy transfer from the FMN dimers to the FMN monomers. The presented results confirm that the FMN molecules in rigid PVA form dimers but not higher order aggregates. Moreover, they enable to obtain fluorescence spectra of dimers and suggest that FMN dimers may take part in the process of non-radiative energy transfer occurring in photoreception phenomena.

Keywords
Flavin mononucleotide; Dimerization; Fluorescent dimer; Energy transfer; Energy migration; Excitation–emission spectra
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology - Volume 86, Issue 3, 1 March 2007, Pages 193–198
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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