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Singlet Oxygen: Applications in Biosciences and Nanosciences Editors: Santi Nonell, Cristina Flors


About this book

This two-volume set very comprehensively covers the physical, chemical and biological properties of singlet oxygen, and also the increasingly important applications of this reactive oxygen species across chemical, environmental and biomedical areas. Meeting the desire for a comprehensive book that collects and curates the vast amount of knowledge gained in this field over recent years, the editors have invited contributions from experts from across the globe. The long and distinguished background of the editors and contributors in the field is evidenced within these pages that tackle such a broad topic. Chapters in the first volume cover properties, production, reactions of this species with biomolecules, and photosensitizers. The second volume explores detection methods, tools for understanding mechanisms and biology, and photodynamic therapy applications among other topics. The set provides an up to date reference resource for both the beginner and experienced researcher and crucially for those working across disciplines such as photochemistry, photobiology and photomedicine.


Book content

  • Volume 1: Overview of Reactive Oxygen Species
  • Properties of Singlet Oxygen
  • Water-Soluble Carriers of Singlet Oxygen (1O2, 1Δg) for Biological Media
  • Production of Singlet Oxygen by Direct Photoactivation of Molecular Oxygen
  • Photosensitization
  • Reference Photosensitizers for the Production of Singlet Oxygen
  • The Sensitized Production of Singlet Oxygen UsingTwo-Photon Excitation
  • Activatable Photosensitizers
  • Heterogeneous Singlet-Oxygen Sensitizers
  • Production of Singlet Oxygen by Nanoparticle-Bound Photosensitizers
  • Endogenous Singlet-Oxygen Photosensitizers in Mammalians
  • Endogenous Singlet-Oxygen Photosensitizers in Plants
  • Genetically Encoded-Singlet Oxygen Photosensitizers
  • Singlet-Oxygen Generation by Drugs and Their Metabolites
  • Nanofibers and Nanocomposite Films for Singlet Oxygen-Based Applications
  • Photochemistry in Supercritical Fluids
  • Remote Singlet Oxygen-Delivery Strategies
  • Overview of the Chemical Reactions of Singlet Oxygen
  • Singlet Oxygen as a Reagent in Organic Synthesis
  • Reactions of Singlet Oxygen with Nucleic Acids
  • Reactions of Singlet Oxygen with Membrane Lipids: Lipid Hydroperoxide Generation, Translocation, Reductive Turnover, and Signaling Activity
  • Reactions of Singlet Oxygen with Organic Devices
  • Singlet Oxygen-Mediated Photodegradation of Water Contaminants
  • Subject Index
  • Volume 2: Overview of Detection Methods
  • Steady-State and Time-Resolved Singlet Oxygen Phosphorescence Detection in the Near-IR
  • Singlet Oxygen in Heterogeneous Systems
  • Space Resolved Singlet-Oxygen Detection and Imaging
  • Singlet Oxygen-Sensitized Delayed Fluorescence
  • Singlet-Oxygen Chemical Acceptors
  • Singlet-Oxygen Fluorescent Probes
  • ESR Detection (Spin Probes)
  • [18O]-Labeled Singlet Molecular Oxygen: Chemical Generation and Trapping as a Tool for Mechanistic Studies
  • Singlet Oxygen Dosimetry in Biological Media
  • Singlet Oxygen in Mammalian Cells
  • Chromophore-Assisted Light Inactivation: A PowerfulTool to Study Protein Functions
  • Singlet Oxygen in the Skin
  • Singlet Oxygen in the Eye
  • Singlet Oxygen in Hair
  • Singlet Oxygen in Higher Plants
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Photodynamic Inactivation of Micro-Organisms: Subject Index

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Publication details

Print publication date: 27 Jan 2016
Copyright year: 2016
Print ISBN: 978-1-78262-696-1
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