Chapter 9. Natural Product Photosensitisers

  1. Mark Wainwright

Published Online: 29 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470744956.ch9

Photosensitisers in Biomedicine

Photosensitisers in Biomedicine

How to Cite

Wainwright, M. (2009) Natural Product Photosensitisers, in Photosensitisers in Biomedicine, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470744956.ch9

Author Information

  1. School of Pharmacy and Chemistry, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470510605

Online ISBN: 9780470744956

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Keywords:

  • natural product photosensitisers;
  • use of natural chromophores in photosensitisation;
  • condensed aromatic pigments - perylene- and phenanthroperylenequinones;
  • anthraquinones and antimicrobial activity of hypericin progenitors;
  • anthraquinone anticancer drugs and dye derivatives;
  • natural product anthraquinone photosensitisers;
  • psoralens and angelicin chromophores;
  • photosensitiser types related to psoralen;
  • isoquinoline alkaloid photosensitisers;
  • thiophene-containing terthiophenes - common metabolites in Asteraceae spp

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Condensed aromatic pigments: perylene- and phenanthroperylenequinones

  • Hypericin-type photosensitisers

  • Hypocrellins

  • Anthraquinones

  • Psoralens (furocoumarins)

  • Isoquinoline alkaloid photosensitisers

  • Riboflavin

  • Terthiophenes

  • References