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Emerging Perspectives on Applications of Porphyrinoids for Photodynamic Therapy and Photoinactivation of Microorganisms

Verónica Almeida-Marrero, José Antonio González-Delgado, Tomás Torres@

Department of OrganicChemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain

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DOI: 10.6060/mhc181220t

Macroheterocycles 2019 12(1) 8-16


The use of photosensitizers (PSs) in photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photodynamic inactivation of microorganisms (PDI), as well in other biomedical techniques as medical imaging, represents a challenge for improving given properties that are desired in a biological media, such as water solubility, lack of aggregation and biocompatibility, among others. This review shows the most recent and important examples of the conjugation of photosensitizers to different biomolecules to achieve this goal. The manuscript is written in an accessible way in order to give a general vision of the recent advances stimulating at the same time the curiosity of the reader.



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