Steady-state anisotropy and fluorescence-quenching measurements have been used to study the segmental relaxation of poly(methacrylic acid) (PMAA) in dilute aqueous solution. None of the quenchers (CH3NO2, T1 ? and I-) employed in this work exhibited truly dynamic quenching of the excited states of the fluorescent species (0.5 mol% copolymerized acenaphthylene and 1-vinylnaphthalene) used to label the PMAA. As a consequence, the dependence of the measured anisotropy r upon the relative, quenched fluorescence intensity could not be used as a means of determination of the intrinsic anisotropy r o, Furthermore, the influence of a static component in the quenching process rendered plots of r- 1 as a function of fluorescence lifetime less reliable for estimation of ro than would be the case with a purely dynamic quencher. (This limitation is a direct consequence of the difficulties encountered in the measurement of r itself in the presence of significant static quenching.) Consequently, under these conditions, steady-state fluorescence anisotropy measurements have been shown to be of limited value in studying the conformational behaviour of PMAA. In contrast, time-resolved measurements have allowed the determination of rotational correlation times which are internally consistent and independent of the choice of fluorescent label at the pH values studied.
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Luminescence studies of polyelectrolyte behaviour in solution: 2. The application of steady-state fluorescence anisotropy measurements to the study of the conformational behaviour of poly(methacrylic acid) in dilute aqueous solution / lan Soutar* and Linda Swanson // Polymer. – 1994. – Vol 35. – P. 1942-1947.
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