The incorporation of molecular oxygen into a molecular entity. There are three common mechanisms: Type I: the reaction of triplet molecular oxygen with radicals formed photochemically. Type II: the reaction of photochemically produced singlet molecular oxygen with molecular entities to give rise to oxygen containing molecular entities. The third mechanism proceeds by @[email protected] producing superoxide @[email protected] as the reactive species.
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PAC, 1996, 68, 2223. (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2264 [Terms] [Paper]