Photochemical process in which a reaction of a non-absorbing substrate is induced
by electron transfer
(not energy transfer) with an excited light-absorbing sensitizer
. The overall process must be such that the sensitizer
is recycled. Depending on the action of the excited sensitizer
as electron donor
or acceptor the sensitization
is called reductive or oxidative.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223
(Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996))
on page 2239
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