Photosensitizers: Types, Uses and Selected Research


Cody Whitmire (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000

In this book, Chapter One reviews recent fundamental studies about Type I photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy (PDT). Chapter Two reviews the general features of the antibacterial photodynamic inactivation of bacteria (aPDT) process to eradicate bacteria with the use of photosensitizer agents, and summarizes the photobiological processes which are involved in the inactivation of microbiological cells like the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Chapter Three studies the different applications of rose bengal and its perspective using in non-invasive biomedical techniques. Chapter Four introduces multi-phototherapy based on combined use of photosensitizers and photothermal agents. Chapter Five summarizes recent studies in the field of photodynamic inactivation of pathogenic bacteria and fungi with the newly synthesized phthalocyanines. Chapter Six discusses the immobilization of the photosensitizers on the solid surface for the application in the photooxidation reactions. Chapter Seven reviews vehicles, ways and new challenges for the improvement of photsensitizers delivery. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Type I Photosensitizers for Cancer Therapy
Kazutaka Hirakawa (Applied Chemistry and Biochemical Engineering Course, Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Integrated Science and Technology, Shizuoka University, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, and others)

Chapter 2. Photosensitizers as Antibacterial Agents in Polymer Science
Pauline Sautrot and Davy-Louis Versace (Universite Paris-Est, Institut de Chimie et des Matériaux Paris-Est (ICMPE)-UMR CNRS, Creteil, Cedex, France)

Chapter 3. Rose Bengal and its Biomedical Applications
V. S. Maryakhina (Orenburg State University, Orenburg, Russia)

Chapter 4. Multi-Phototherapy based on Combined use of Photosensitizers and Photothermal Agents
Meng Yu, Nan Li and Xintao Shuai (School of Materials Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, and others)

Chapter 5. Cationic Metal Phthalocyanines as Effective Photosensitizers Towards Pathogenic Microorganisms
Vanya Mantareva, Vesselin Kussovski and Ivan Angelov (Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry, The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria)

Chapter 6. Immobilization of the Photosensitizers on the Solid Surface for the Application in the Photooxidation Reactions
Katarzyna Piwowar, Agata Blacha-Grzechnik and Jerzy K. Zak (Department of Physical Chemistry and Technology of Polymers, Faculty of Chemistry, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland)

Chapter 7. Vehicles, Ways and New Challenges for the Improvement of Photosensitizers Delivery
Hilde Harb Buzzá, Natalia M. Inada, Michelle Barreto Requena, Ana Paula da Silva e Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato (São Carlos Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo (USP), São Carlos, Brazil)


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