The photodynamic effect: the comparison of chemiexcitation by luminol and phthalhydrazide.

@article{Bancirova2011ThePE,
  title={The photodynamic effect: the comparison of chemiexcitation by luminol and phthalhydrazide.},
  author={Martina Bancirova and Jan Lasovsk{\'y}},
  journal={Luminescence : the journal of biological and chemical luminescence},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={410-5}
}
The presence of light, oxygen and photosensitizer (organic dye) is required for the photodynamic effect. Light and photosensitizer are harmless by themselves, but when combined with oxygen, reactive oxygen species (ROS) can be produced. This photodynamic effect is used in photodynamic therapy (PDT); the production of ROS as lethal cytotoxic agents can… CONTINUE READING