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Special Issue "Phthalocyanines and Their Analogues: Something Old, Something New"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Medicinal Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2020

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Tamara Basova

Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
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Interests: phthalocyanine thin films; liquid crystalline phthalocyanines; phthalocyanine-based hybrid materials with carbon nanotubes and metal nanoparticles; optical and chemiresistive chemical sensors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metal phthalocyanines were discovered in the early 20th century, but they still attract the attention of researchers due to their unique optical, electrochemical, catalytic, and semiconductor properties. Phthalocyanines and their analogues are widely used in various fields of science and technology. The development in recent decades of such new scientific directions as chemistry of nanostructured materials, supramolecular chemistry, molecular electronics, initiated the use of their hybrid materials with carbon nanomaterials and metal nanoparticles as active layers of various electronic devices. The main target of this Special Issue is to provide a broad survey of the application of metal phthalocyanines and their hybrid materials as dyes, chemical sensors, catalysts of chemical processes, materials for nonlinear optics, and sensitizers in photodynamic therapy of oncological diseases. Articles devoted to basic research of structure–property correlations in phthalocyanines and other porphyrin-type compounds are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Tamara Basova
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Phthalocyanine dyes
  • Phthalocyanine-based hybrid materials
  • Chemiresistive chemical sensors
  • Optical sensors
  • Electrochemistry
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Photoinduced energy- and electron-transfer materials
  • Catalysts
  • Optical limiting

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