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Synthetic Strategies in Designing Porphyrin-Based Photosensitizers for Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising cancer treatment that involves the combination of visible light and a photosensitizer.

Each factor is harmless by itself, but when combined with oxygen they can produce lethal cytotoxic agents, initially singlet oxygen, that inactivate the tumor cells.