Special Issue "Porphyrin and Their Derivatives Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Composites".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Athanassios G. Coutsolelos
Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, Laboratory of Bioinorganic Chemistry, Voutes Campus, Heraklion 70013, Crete, Greece
Interests: porphyrin and derivatives; phalocyanines; synthesis and functionalization; catalysis; solar cells; organic and perovskite optoelectronic
Dr. Maria Vasilopoulou
Guest Editor
Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (INN), National Center for Scientific Research (NCSR) “Demokritos”, 15341 Agia Paraskevi, Attica, Greece
Interests: organic electronics; perovskite LEDs and PVs; metal oxides; polyoxometalates; molecular nanomaterials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues:

Porphyrins represent a widely investigated class of macrocyclic coordination compounds with applications in multidisciplinary fields. They exhibit a strong absorption in the visible spectral region and near-infrared, while ordered aggregates consisting of self-assembled porphyrin molecules may enable ultra-fast energy and electron transfer because of the delocalized excited states present in the aggregates as compared to the localized π–π transitions within the monomer. Porphyrins and their derivatives, such as porphyrin triads, liquid–crystalline porphyrins, porphyrin dendrimers, porphyrin-containing oligomers, and main-chain porphyrin polymers have been widely used as photosensitizers in photodynamic, photothermal therapy (PTT and PDT) and dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), as fluorescent materials in chemical sensors as light harvesting elements in organic solar cells (OSCs), and as charge transport materials in both OSCs and perovskite solar cells (PSCs). The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight the various aspects of their synthesis, functionalization, structural modification, optoelectronic properties, and potential applications, with emphasis on photodynamic therapy, photovoltaics, and sensors. Articles reporting novel results or reviews are welcome.

Dr. Maria Vasilopoulou
Prof. Athanassios G. Coutsolelos
Guest Editors

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  • Synthesis of porphyrins and derivatives
  • Functionalization/structural modification of porphyrin compounds
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Dye sensitized solar cells
  • Organic solar cells
  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Fluorescent imaging
  • Chemical sensors

Published Papers

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