Recent advances in studies on the magneto-chiral dichroism of organic compounds
Magneto-chiral dichroism is described in terms of devices and synthesis, and is a clue to explain the homochirality of life.
Excited state proton transfer based fluorescent molecular probes and their application in studying lipid bilayer membranes
The distribution and prototropic equilibria of 1-naphthol (NpOH) in lipid bilayer membrane.
Hydrogels: soft matters in photomedicine
Photodynamic therapy is a powerful tool in photomedicine. Hydrogels represent very promising candidates to overcome current limitations of this therapeutic technique, such as drug solubility and targeting, and unleash its full potential.
Trends and targets in antiviral phototherapy
With its principles discovered more than a hundred years ago the photodynamic inactivation of viruses is now routinely employed in the decontamination of blood products but also investigated for HPV treatment and water disinfection and food safety.
Through the eyes of a pathogen: light perception and signal transduction in Acinetobacter baumannii
Sunlight is a ubiquitous environmental stimulus for the great majority of living organisms on Earth; therefore it is logical to expect the development of “seeing mechanisms” which lead them to successfully adapt to particular ecological niches.
The Paternò–Büchi reaction – a comprehensive review
This review represents the most complete description of the scientific results obtained on a photochemical reaction described 110 years ago by an Italian scientist.
Photochromic rotaxanes and pseudorotaxanes
Among stimulus-responsive molecular ring-on-thread rotaxanes and pseudorotaxanes, variants incorporating photochromic sub-units are attracting considerable attention as their properties and structure can be remotely and precisely controlled, additionally without producing chemical waste.
Wavelength dependence and wavelength selectivity in photochemical reactions
Our study describes how organic photochemists can modify the outcome of a reaction by tuning the wavelength.
Under the spotlight: mechanisms of photobiomodulation concentrating on blue and green light
Photobiomodulation (PBM) describes the application of light at wavelengths ranging from 400–1100 nm to promote tissue healing, reduce inflammation and promote analgesia.
Examining tumor modulating effects of photobiomodulation therapy on head and neck squamous cell carcinomas
The aim of the present systematic review was to analyze studies that investigated the effects of photobiomodulation therapy on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells.
Reflectance confocal microscopy in the diagnosis of pigmented macules of the face: differential diagnosis and margin definition
Here we review the state-of-the-art of RCM morphologic descriptors, standardized terminology, and diagnostic algorithms for the assessment of pigmented macules of the face, for their correct diagnosis and management.
A perspective on ecologically relevant plant-UV research and its practical application
Plant UV research is at a juncture, whereby mechanistic knowledge of UV photoreceptor responses needs to be applied to ecologically relevant scenarios and put to practical use in plant production.
Optical coherence tomography angiography and photoacoustic imaging in dermatology
Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a relatively novel functional extension of the widely accepted ophthalmic imaging tool named optical coherence tomography (OCT).
Human health in relation to exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation under changing stratospheric ozone and climate
The Montreal Protocol has limited increases in the UV-B (280–315 nm) radiation reaching the Earth's surface as a result of depletion of stratospheric ozone. Exposure to UV-B radiation has both risks and benefits for human health.
Solar UV radiation in a changing world: roles of cryosphere–land–water–atmosphere interfaces in global biogeochemical cycles
Influence of global change on biogeochemical cycles within and between environmental compartments: cryosphere, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and the atmosphere.
The interactive effects of stratospheric ozone depletion, UV radiation, and climate change on aquatic ecosystems
Summary of current knowledge about effects of UV radiation in inland and oceanic waters related to stratospheric ozone depletion and climate change.
Linkages between stratospheric ozone, UV radiation and climate change and their implications for terrestrial ecosystems
Linkages between stratospheric ozone, UV radiation and climate change: terrestrial ecosystems.
Ozone–climate interactions and effects on solar ultraviolet radiation
Conceptual representation of interactive effects of changes in greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting substances on climate and stratospheric ozone, which together with changes in aerosols, clouds and surface reflectivity determine UV-B radiation at Earth's surface.
Interactive effects of changing stratospheric ozone and climate on tropospheric composition and air quality, and the consequences for human and ecosystem health
Air quality, including gases like ozone and particles, is determined by the complex interaction of emissions and UV radiation.
Interactive effects of solar UV radiation and climate change on material damage
Solar UV radiation adversely affects the properties of organic materials used in construction, such as plastics and wood.
Fossil pollen and spores as a tool for reconstructing ancient solar-ultraviolet irradiance received by plants: an assessment of prospects and challenges using proxy-system modelling
A systematic evaluation of the uncertainties limiting the application of UV-B-absorbing compounds in pollen and spores to reconstruct UV-B irradiance.
Role of lasers in urology
Laser technology has long been a standard treatment for many diseases.
Scope of surface-modified molecular and nanomaterials in gel/liquid forms for developing mechanically flexible DSSCs/QDSSCs
In this perspective article, we discuss the possibilities of integrating liquefied organic and inorganic semiconducting materials with tunable optoelectronic properties into solvent-free fluidic systems of functional optoelectronic materials to generate flexible DSSCs/QDSSCs.
About this collection
This web collection contains all of the Perspective articles published in Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences in 2019.