Molecules, Volume 26, Issue 2 (January-2 2021) – 268 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): This brief review focuses on reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation for photodynamic therapy. The specialty of this topic is embodied in the fact that ROS comes from the introduction of aggregation-induced emission luminogens (AIEgens) into the design of photosensitizers (PSs), or AIE–PSs. Based on the nature of the generated ROS, three kinds of AIE–PSs are classified: (i) ROSs are superoxide anion (O2•−), hydroxyl radical (•OH), peroxide (O22−), and other free radicals through electron transfer; (ii) ROS is singlet oxygen (1O2) through energy transfer; and (iii) both free radical ROS and 1O2 via electron transfer and energy transfer, respectively. This can help readers to understand the significant role played by AIEgens in ROS generation and develop high-performance AIE–PSs. View this paper
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