The two-quantum photochemistry of aqueous solutions of cis,trans-[PtIV(en)(I)2(CH3COO)2] (complex 1) has been studied by laser flash photolysis using an irradiation wavelength of 355 nm. This compound can be considered as a model representative of the mixed-ligand Pt(IV) complexes tested for use in photodynamic therapy. The appearance of transient absorption, presumably due to two consecutively produced Pt(III) complexes, has been revealed. The spectral and kinetic characteristics of the intermediates have been determined. A mechanism of two-quantum photolysis of complex 1 is proposed on the basis of the data obtained.