Photosensitized amino acid degradation in the presence of riboflavin and its derivatives.

@article{Remucal2011PhotosensitizedAA,
  title={Photosensitized amino acid degradation in the presence of riboflavin and its derivatives.},
  author={Christina K Remucal and Kristopher McNeill},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 12},
  pages={5230-7}
}
The addition of photosensitizers to water can accelerate disinfection in sunlight-based systems by enhancing oxidation of target compounds through direct reaction with the excited sensitizer or through production of another oxidant, such as singlet oxygen (¹O₂). The kinetics of the oxidation of selected amino acids in the presence of the sensitizer riboflavin (Vitamin B2), its primary photoproduct lumichrome, and its derivative riboflavin tetraacetate (2',3',4',5'-tetraacetylriboflavin; RTA… CONTINUE READING