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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(4), 1878-1887; doi:10.3390/ijms11041878

Porphyrinic Molecular Devices: Towards Nanoscaled Processes

1 Centre for Strategic Nano-fabrication, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, West Australia 6009, Australia 2 School of Chemistry, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800, Australia
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Received: 5 March 2010 / Revised: 30 March 2010 / Accepted: 14 April 2010 / Published: 26 April 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Machines and Nanomachines)
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The structural, coordinative, photochemical and electrochemical properties of the porphyrin macrocycle that make them the functional element of choice in ubiquitous biological systems, e.g., chlorophyll, cytochrome P450 and hemoglobin, also contribute to making porphyrins and metalloporphyrins desirable in a “bottom-up” approach to the construction of nanosized devices. This paper highlights some recent advances in the construction of supramolecular assemblies based on the porphyrin macrocycle that display optically readable functions as a result of photonic or chemical stimuli.
Keywords: porphyrins; molecular devices; logic operations; electron transfer; molecular rotors; self-assembly porphyrins; molecular devices; logic operations; electron transfer; molecular rotors; self-assembly
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Latter, M.J.; Langford, S.J. Porphyrinic Molecular Devices: Towards Nanoscaled Processes. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11, 1878-1887.

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