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Photochemical cleavage of a tattoo pigment by UVB radiation or natural sunlight

Engel, E. and Spannberger, A. and Vasold, R. and König, B. and Landthaler, M. and Bäumler, W. (2007) Photochemical cleavage of a tattoo pigment by UVB radiation or natural sunlight. JDDG 5 (7), 583–589.

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BACKGROUND: Millions of people have at least one tattoo. Complex and light absorbing molecules are implanted in the skin. When tattooed skin receives UV radiation or natural sunlight, photochemical cleavage of the pigments may occur. As a first step, we dissolved pigments in a suitable solvent and analyzed them after light irradiation. METHODS: The widespread Pigment Red 22 was dissolved in ...


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Item Type:Article
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Dermatologie und Venerologie
Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institut für Organische Chemie > Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Burkhard König
Projects:GRK 760, Graduiertenkolleg Medizinische Chemie
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17610608 PubMed ID
Keywords:tattoo;HPLC;pigment;stability;UV radiation;laser
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 540 Chemistry & allied sciences
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Deposited On:05 Mar 2009 10:55
Last Modified:08 Nov 2010 15:01
Item ID:6278
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