Coordination Chemistry Reviews
About: Coordination Chemistry Reviews is an academic journal published by Elsevier BV. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Chemistry & Coordination complex. It has an ISSN identifier of 0010-8545. Over the lifetime, 6440 publications have been published receiving 644992 citations.
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TL;DR: In this article, the photophysical properties of singlet molecular oxygen and of the photosensitizers used in its generation are examined and compared, with particular focus on its role in wastewater treatment, fine chemical synthesis, and photodynamic therapy.
Abstract: The study of singlet molecular oxygen production and reactivity has emerged as a rich and diverse area with implications in fields ranging from polymer science to cancer therapy. In this review, we address the photophysical properties of singlet oxygen and of the photosensitizers used in its generation. Photosensitizers based on organic molecules and coordination compounds are examined and compared. Recent advances in the photosensitized production of singlet oxygen and its uses in photochemistry and photobiology are highlighted, with particular focus on its role in wastewater treatment, fine chemical synthesis, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Future directions in photosensitizer development and singlet oxygen applications are also explored. # 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.