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Fluorophthalocyanine photodynamic water sterilization

A method of purifying or sanitizing contaminated water to be potable, by exposing the water in the presence of light, to an electrically neutral metal complex of a perfluoroalkylated fluorinated phthalocyanine photosensitizer, having only external R groups with CF bonds, preferably F64PcZn; whereby, a sufficient quantity of singlet oxygen is provided by the chemical reaction of the light and the photosensitizer to destroy the pollutants or pathogens present in the contaminated water.
Inventors: 

Sergiu M. Gorun

Kimberly Ann Griswold

Patent Number: 
US9150431
Patent Issue Date: 
November 6, 2015
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