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Water soluble distyryl-boradiazaindacenes as efficient photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy

Atilgan, Serdar
Ekmekci, Zeynep
Doğan, Abdullah
Guc, Dicle
Akkaya, Engin U.
We introduce a novel class of water soluble, extended conjugation boradiazaindacene dyes which are efficient singlet oxygen generators and have spectacular photoinduced cytotoxicity when excited in the "therapeutic window" of the electromagnetic spectrum.