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Special Issue "Advances in the Chemistry of Porphyrins and Related Macrocycles"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Maria Angela Castriciano
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CNR-ISMN, Istituto Per Lo Studio Dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, c/o Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Biologiche, Farmaceutiche ed Ambientali, University of Messina, Italy
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Prof. Dr. Luigi Monsù Scolaro
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Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Biologiche, Farmaceutiche ed Ambientali, University of Messina, Italy
Prof. Dr. Andrea Romeo
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Guest Editor
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Biologiche, Farmaceutiche ed Ambientali, University of Messina, Italy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Porphyrins and related macrocycles possess widely tunable physico-chemical properties controlled by peripheral substitution or metal coordination in the inner core. Recent progress in their synthesis and the fundamental understanding of their properties has led to significant advances in nanomaterial-based porphyrins for manifold applications.

To this end, it is essential to design and synthesize novel systems with optimized structure and properties or to achieve a complex system through non-conventional approaches. Supramolecular self-assembly through non-covalent interactions, such as hydrogen bonding, stacking, and electrostatic interactions, offers an easy way to access well-defined arrays.

In this respect, nanostructured materials with peculiar optical properties are attracting increasing interest since their optical response, in terms of electronic absorption, emission fluorescence, optical activity, photocurrent generation and so on, can be largely influenced by slight changes in the micro-environments and in the presence of specific analytes.

This Special Issue welcomes the submission of original research papers or comprehensive reviews that demonstrate or summarize significant advances in the porphyrin chemistry in terms of synthesis and application of novel functional nanostructures with potential applications in sensors, optoelectronic devices, and/or nanomedicine.

Dr. Maria Angela Castriciano
Prof. Dr. Luigi Monsù Scolaro
Prof. Dr. Andrea Romeo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

• Synthesis
• Properties
• Aggregation
• Supramolecular chemistry
• Sensors
• Chirality
• Artificial light harvesting
• Biomimetic systems
• Optical devices
• Functional nanostructures

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: On The Road to a Versatile Antitumor Photoradiosensitizer: The Synthetic Fluorinated Tetracarboranylchlorin as a Novel Chemotype

Author: Valentina Ol'shevskaya et al.

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