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Effect of Solvent on Photooxidation of Protoporphyrin-IX d.m.e. by Singlet Molecular Oxygen

Evgeny A. Venediktov@ and Elena J. Tulikova


Institute of Solution Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences, 153045 Ivanovo, Russia


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The photooxidation of protoporphyrin - IX dimethyl ester by singlet molecular oxygen in various solvents was studied. It was shown that dielectric effect of a solvent is important in determining of the rate constant of this process.

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