Hydroxyanthraquinone dye solutions for radiation dosimetry.


An investigation has been carried out on the effect of gamma-radiation on the absorption spectra of aqueous solutions of the hydroxyanthraquinone dyes, alizarin and alizarin red S. Ionizing radiation at absorbed doses over the range 10(5)-3 x 10(6) rad brought about gradual bleaching of aerated (oxygenated) dye solutions. The radiolytic bleaching was enhanced through addition of hydrogen peroxide, as expected. A mechanism for the radiolytic reaction is proposed, based on chemical attack of the chromophore by radicals and radical ions as aqueous radiolysis products. Suggestions are made for possible radiation dosimetry by means of spectrophotometric analysis of the absorption spectra.

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@article{ElAssy1982HydroxyanthraquinoneDS, title={Hydroxyanthraquinone dye solutions for radiation dosimetry.}, author={N Bedear El-Assy and A Alian and Fadwa Awad Abdel Rahim and Hamed M Roushdy}, journal={The International journal of applied radiation and isotopes}, year={1982}, volume={33 6}, pages={433-8} }