Anticoagulant activity of singlet oxygen released from a water soluble endoperoxide by thermal cycloreversion
Royal Society of Chemistry
14513 - 14516
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Singlet oxygen generated by photosensitization has limited potential in vivo due to light attenuation in tissues. However, controlled chemical generation of this reactive oxygen species is likely to open new therapeutic spaces to explore. The fact that its activity is limited by the rate of cycloreversion reaction and the diffusion distance of the excited state molecular oxygen species, is a clear advantage, considering the serious side effects of off-target anticoagulants. In this work, we present novel 1,4-naphthalene endoperoxides as potential anti-coagulant agents due to thermal release of singlet oxygen.