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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 461365, 7 pages
Research Article

Ascorbic Acid and BSA Protein in Solution and Films: Interaction and Surface Morphological Structure

Grupo de Materiais Nanoestruturados, Campus Universitário do Araguaia, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, 78600-000 Barra do Garças, MT, Brazil

Received 13 April 2013; Revised 20 June 2013; Accepted 20 June 2013

Academic Editor: Rita Casadio

Copyright © 2013 Rafael R. G. Maciel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Figure A shows the AA and BSA solutions. The spectra at different concentrations for water (pH adjusted to 7) with aliquot of 40 μL of AA at pH 3 are showed in Figure B. This experiment has been performed in order to rule out the effect of AA. The difference between the spectra of BSA (Figure 1 in the manuscript) and water (Figure B) reveals the behavior of BSA regarding to AA (Figure C).

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