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Substance Name: Singlet oxygen
RN: 17778-80-2
InChIKey: QVGXLLKOCUKJST-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Note

  • An excited state of molecular oxygen generated photochemically or chemically. Singlet oxygen reacts with a variety of biological molecules such as NUCLEIC ACIDS; PROTEINS; and LIPIDS; causing oxidative damages.

Molecular Formula

  • O

Molecular Weight

  • 15.999
 

Classification Codes

  • Mutation Data
  • Noxae
  • Oxidants
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Singlet oxygen

MeSH Heading

  • Singlet oxygen

Synonyms

  • Atomic oxygen
  • Monooxygen
  • Oxygen atom
  • Oxygen(sup 3P)
  • Photooxygen
  • Singlet oxygen

Systematic Name

  • Oxygen, atomic

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 17778-80-2

System Generated Number

  • 0017778802

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/O

InChIKey

QVGXLLKOCUKJST-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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[O]