Singlet Oxygen: Applications in Biosciences and Nanosciences
Chapter 9: Heterogeneous Singlet Oxygen Sensitizers
Published:27 Jan 2016
Special Collection: 2016 ebook collection
E. San Román, in Singlet Oxygen: Applications in Biosciences and Nanosciences, ed. S. Nonell, C. Flors, S. Nonell, and C. Flors, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016, ch. 9, pp. 183-208.
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The field of heterogeneous 1O2 photosensitization continues to be a very active area after more than forty years of research. The interest in finding useful materials increased since the emergence of the concept of Green Chemistry. Among the main applications pursued are organic synthesis, pollution abatement and bacterial inactivation. A great number of materials have been developed, including particles, monoliths and films. Those characterized by microstructures scatter the incident radiation strongly. New tools need to be developed for their study and a rationale has to be developed for that purpose. This chapter constitutes an effort in that direction.