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 AJPS  Vol.7 No.6 , April 2016
Structural Comportment of Extract of Bougainvillea xbuttiana Flower Incorporated in Silica Xerogel Matrix
Abstract: Measurement of the fluorescence comportment of Bougainvillea xbuttiana flowers embedded in silica xerogels matrix prepared with two different water to tetraethyl-orthosilicate [Si(OC2H5)4] ratio molar of 11 and 5, without heat-treatment, we report the grade of biostability of compound. The structural comportment for the PSI and PSII present in Bougainvillea flower is similar to the structural comportment for these photosystems present in leaves when they are incorporated on inorganic matrix such as silica xerogels. The contribution of the natural pigment of this kind of flower such as betalains which consist of betaxanthins and betacyanins, determines their colors contributed in the range of wavelength from about 550 nm to 660 nm.
Cite this paper: Martínez-Mendoza, J. , Espericueta-González, E. , Espericueta-González, D. , Ortega-Zarzosa, G. and Guerrero, A. (2016) Structural Comportment of Extract of Bougainvillea xbuttiana Flower Incorporated in Silica Xerogel Matrix. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 7, 828-833. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2016.76078.
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