A systematic investigation of the preparation, characterization, and use of lithium phthalocyanine (LiPc) microcrystalline powder as a probe for electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) oximetry applications has recently been initiated (Ilangovan et al. J. Phys. Chem. B 2000, 104, 4047-4059) Electrochemical preparation of LiPc under potentiostatic conditions (+0.4 V) yielded microcrystalline paramagnetic particles that showed extremely narrow (2 for more than two weeks. Simultaneous measurements of oxygen consumption and oxygen radical generation from X/XO and activated PMNs systems were performed using a combination of the LiPc oximetry probe and DEPMPO spin-trap. The results demonstrated that the LiPc microcrystalline powder could provide accurate and repetitive measurements of oxygen in the medium of its dispersion or in any tissue region of pathophysiological interest.
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