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photosensitizer

[¦fōd·ō′sen·sə‚tīz·ər]
(physical chemistry)
A light-absorbing substance that initiates a photochemical or photophysical reaction in another substance (molecule), and is not consumed in the reaction.
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Eastman's replacement for the departed Henry Reichenbach, a young MIT graduate named Darragh de Lancey, was instrumental in buying the patents and creating the designs that would allow Eastman in 1899 to successfully operate the first machine both to cast and to photosensitize continuous ribbons of celluloid film.
Natural anthraquinones probed as Type I and Type II photosensitizes: singlet oxygen and superoxide anion production.