Syntheses of stable bacteriochlorophyll-a derivatives as potential photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy
New methods for conversion of unstable bacteriochlorophyll-a present in Rb. sphaeroides into stable bacteriochlorins are presented. Cyclic imide derivatives from related cyclic isoimide or amide analogs are obtained by intramolecular base catalyzed cyclization. Most of the new bacteriochlorins have long wavelength absorptions in the range of 796-822 nm. In preliminary screening, the isoimide analogs have shown promising in vivo photosensitizing activity for the treatment of cancer by photodynamic therapy.
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Kozyrev, A., Zheng, G., Zhu, C., Dougherty, T., Smith, K., & Pandey, R. (1996). Syntheses of stable bacteriochlorophyll-a derivatives as potential photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy. Tetrahedron Letters, 37 (36), 6431-6434. https://doi.org/10.1016/0040-4039(96)01346-9