Preliminary Positron Lifetime Results on Free Volumes in Cyclodextrins

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Positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy was used to study the free-volume parameters in various pure -, - and -cyclodextrins samples and, in the case of β-cyclodextrin, with inclusion of S-carvone and thymoquinone. The results clearly indicate the presence of long lifetime components related to Ps-formation. The data show that the addition of S-carvone to β-cyclodextrin results in a decrease of o-Ps lifetime that we ascribe to a reduction of free volume holes from 81.8 to 63.7 Å3. The long lifetime component disappears when thymoquinone is added to -cyclodextrin, indicating this substance acts as an o-Ps quencher. For all samples studied, a decrease in the long lifetime component values was observed with increasing source in situ time, a result that might be attributed to the irradiation of the sample by the 22Na positron source.

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Radosław Zaleski

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99-102

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.666.99

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M. F. Ferreira Marques et al., "Preliminary Positron Lifetime Results on Free Volumes in Cyclodextrins", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 666, pp. 99-102, 2011

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December 2010

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