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CHAPTER 6

Photochemical Degradation

In this chapter, a number of commonly observed non-oxidative photodegradation pathways are covered first, including photochemical decarboxylation, isomerization, and dehalogenation. In the second category of oxidative photodegradation, type I and type II mechanisms of photo-induced free radical formation and photosensitized singlet oxygen formation are discussed, respectively, followed by a discussion of the photodegradation reactions caused by these two types of mechanisms.

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Print publication date
25 Sep 2012
Copyright year
2012
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-421-9
PDF eISBN
978-1-84973-536-0
From the book series:
Drug Discovery