Radiation sensitivity and EPR dosimetric potential of gallic acid and its esters

Tuner H., Bal M. O., POLAT M.

RADIATION PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY, vol.107, pp.115-120, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In the preset work the radiation sensitivities of Gallic Acid anhydrous and monohydrate, Octyl, Lauryl, and Ethyl Gallate (GA, GAm, OG, LG, and EG) were investigated in the intermediate (0.5-20 kGy) and low radiation ( < 10 Gy) dose range using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. While OG, LG, and EG are presented a singlet EPR spectra, their radiation sensitivity found to be very different in the intermediate dose range. At low radiation dose range ( < 10 Gy) only LG is found to be present a signal that easily distinguished from the noise signals. The intermediate and low dose range radiation sensitivities are compared using well known EPR dosimeter alanine. The radiation yields (G) of the interested material were found to be 1.34 x 10(-2), 1.48 x 10(-2), 4.14 x 10(-2), and 6.03 x 10(-2), 9.44 x 10(-2) for EG, GA, GAm, OG, and LG, respectively at the intermediate dose range. It is found that the simple EPR spectra and the noticeable EPR signal of LG make it a promising dosimetric material to be used below 10 Gy of radiation dose. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.