DIRECT DETECTION OF SINGLET OXYGEN SENSITIZED BY HAEMATOPORPHYRIN AND RELATED COMPOUNDS

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Abstract— Direct time-resolved detection of the luminescence at 1270 nm from ‘singlet oxygen’ was used to estimate the quantum yield of singlet oxygen production (ΦΔ) from a series of related porphyrins in benzene and in D2O. From this and available data the fraction of oxygen quenching interactions leading to singlet oxygen production (SΔ) was derived in most cases. A marked increase in ΦΔ value was observed for di-haematoporphyrin ester (DHE) in cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide/D2O solution in comparison to D2O alone, this increase is attributed to a major structural alteration of DHE on introduction of the detergent.

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