A comparative study of the spectral, fluorometric properties and photostability of natural curcumin, iron- and boron- complexed curcumin.
Keywords: Insulating films Dielectric phenomena Dielectric complex impedance Metal-substituted organic complexes Curcumin MIS device a b s t r a c t Metal-coordinated yellow curcumin was extracted from green natural sources and sublimated in vacuum to prepare thin films on p-Si and glass substrates for dielectric and optical investigations. The synthesised curcumin complexed with the metals boron, iron, and copper powders were crystalline while the prepared films were amorphous. The optical absorption spectrum of the prepared films showed similar two absorption band structure in the visible range. The onset energy of the main optical absorption band of the film was determined using the Tauc technique. The dielectric properties of this material were systematically studied for future applications in metal–insulator–semiconductor MIS field of applications. The complex dielectric properties were studied in the frequency range of 1–1000 kHz and was analysed. The important find is a large optoelectronic sensitivity so that the integral optical responsivity (S ⁄) reaches $1.0 A/W and the electrical conductivity increases under light illumination by $400–1000%. Generally, Curcumin metal complex can be used in small-k environmentally friendly production of microelectronic and optoelectronic devices. Curcumin