Photosensitizers in Medicine, Environment, and Security

  • Tebello Nyokong
  • Vefa Ahsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Fabienne Dumoulin
    Pages 1-46
  3. Angelo D. Quartarolo, Nino Russo, Emilia Sicilia, Carlo Adamo
    Pages 121-134
  4. Vladimir Maslov, Anna Orlova, Alexander Baranov
    Pages 351-389
  5. Gesine Heuck, Norbert Lange
    Pages 391-431
  6. Lucia Tonucci, Alessandro Cortese, Mario Bressan, Primiano D’Ambrosio, Nicola d’Alessandro
    Pages 469-525
  7. Katja Willinger, Mukundan Thelakkat
    Pages 527-617
  8. Yann Bretonnière, Chantal Andraud
    Pages 619-654
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 655-662

About this book


Photosensitizers in Medicine, Environment, and Security provides a throughout overview of photosensitizers, detailing their chemistry, properties and applications with a special focus on tetrapyrrolic compounds.

The design of photosensitizers (including the theoretical chemistry contribution) as well as recently developed synthetic methods are presented together with their photophysical and photochemical characterization. The book also pinpoints the extensive use of photosensitizers in today’s world’s applications. In medicine, for instance, they are used as photodynamic therapy agents either on their own or in combination with nanoparticles, whereas in environmental issues they find application in pollutant remediation and are also used in solar energy conversion. The role of photosensitizers for safety concerns completes this encompassing and comprehensive survey.

Photosensitizers in Medicine, Environment, and Security gathers the contributions of famous international specialists in this interdisciplinary field, making this book an invaluable resource to a wide audience. Researchers on environment, physics, chemistry, biology and medicine as well as undergraduate and graduate students will benefit from this exhaustive overview about the important role of photosensitizers in our world.


Photochemistry Photosensitizers Porphyrins Synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Tebello Nyokong
    • 1
  • Vefa Ahsen
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. ChemistryRhodes UniversityGrahamstownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Dept. ChemistryGebze Institute of TechnologyGebze, KocaeliTurkey

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