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Molecules 2017, 22(8), 1244; doi:10.3390/molecules22081244

Electronic Spectroscopy of Phthalocyanine and Porphyrin Derivatives in Superfluid Helium Nanodroplets

Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Regensburg, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
Received: 16 June 2017 / Accepted: 19 July 2017 / Published: 25 July 2017
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Abstract

Phthalocyanine and porphyrin were among the first organic compounds investigated by means of electronic spectroscopy in superfluid helium nanodroplets. Superfluid helium nanodroplets serve as a very gentle host system for preparing cold and isolated molecules. The uniqueness of helium nanodroplets is with respect to the superfluid phase which warrants the vanishing viscosity and, thus, minimal perturbation of the dopant species at a temperature as low as 0.37 K. These are ideal conditions for the study of molecular spectra in order to analyze structures as well as dynamic processes. Besides the investigation of the dopant species itself, molecular spectroscopy in helium droplets provides information on the helium droplet and in particular on microsolvation. This article, as part of a special issue on phthalocyanines and porphyrins, reviews electronic spectroscopy of phthalocyanine and porphyrin compounds in superfluid helium nanodroplets. In addition to the wide variety of medical as well as technical and synthetical aspects, this article discusses electronic spectroscopy of phthalocyanines and porphyrins in helium droplets in order to learn about both the dopant and the helium environment. View Full-Text
Keywords: phthalocyanine; porphyrin; helium droplets; electronic spectroscopy; microsolvation phthalocyanine; porphyrin; helium droplets; electronic spectroscopy; microsolvation
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Slenczka, A. Electronic Spectroscopy of Phthalocyanine and Porphyrin Derivatives in Superfluid Helium Nanodroplets. Molecules 2017, 22, 1244.

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