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Molecules 2010, 15(8), 5196-5245; doi:10.3390/molecules15085196
Review

Photochemistry of Flavonoids

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, 1
, 2
 and 1,*
1 Department of Chemistry, University of the Free State, Nelson Mandela Avenue, Bloemfontein, 9301, South Africa 2 Department of Pharmacognosy, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, The University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 19 May 2010 / Revised: 15 July 2010 / Accepted: 29 July 2010 / Published: 2 August 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Photochemistry in Organic Synthesis)
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Abstract

Flavonoids and their photochemical transformations play an important role in biological processes in nature. Synthetic photochemistry allows access to molecules that cannot be obtained via more conventional methods. This review covers all published synthetic photochemical transformations of the different classes of flavonoids. It is first comprehensive review on the photochemistry of flavonoids.
Keywords: photochemistry; photoinduction; phototransformation; UV radiation; flavonoids; polyphenols; tannins; chalcones; photooxygenation photochemistry; photoinduction; phototransformation; UV radiation; flavonoids; polyphenols; tannins; chalcones; photooxygenation
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Sisa, M.; Bonnet, S.L.; Ferreira, D.; Van der Westhuizen, J.H. Photochemistry of Flavonoids. Molecules 2010, 15, 5196-5245.

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