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Special Issue "Tetrapyrrolic Macrocycles: Synthesis, Functionalization and Applications 2018"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. M. Graça P. M. S. Neves

Department of Chemistry and QOPNA, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: organic synthesis; tetrapyrrolic macrocycles; functionalization of porphyrins and analogues via metal-catalyzed processes and cycloaddition reactions; development of molecules with structural features to be considered as sensors, catalysts, dyes for photovoltaic cells and for medicinal and environmental applications
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. M. Amparo F. Faustino

Department of Chemistry and QOPNA, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: Synthesis, reactivity and caracterization of tetrapyrrolic macrocycles; Functionalization of porphyrin and related derivatives via cycloaddition reactions (Diels-Alder, 1,3-dipolar and 1,5-electrocyclizations); Development of molecules with structural features to be considered in medical and environmental applications, namely photodynamic therapy of neoplastic tissues, microorganism photoinactivation (including antibiotic-resistant strains, viruses, and spores) and water disinfection; Improvement of photochemical techniques to develop environmentally friendly approaches for wastewater treatment
Guest Editor
Dr. Nuno M. M. Moura

QOPNA and Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Campus de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: Current research interests are focused on the development of new technologies for pollutants removal and photodynamic processes. Namely, preparation and functionalization of porphyrinic derivatives and analogous for medicinal and environmental applications; design of multifunctional hybrid materials containing porphyrinic derivatives and study of their chemosensory and photocatalyst properties; study of beta-functionalized porphyrinic derivatives and analogous as photosensitizers in the photodynamic inactivation of microorganisms, namely bacteria, fungi and viruses, and in photodynamic therapy against tumour cells

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Natural and synthetic macrocycles, such as porphyrins, corroles, phthalocyanines, and others, are considered strong candidates to be used in different fields, such as catalysis sensing, medicine, development of advanced biomimetic models, and materials science.

All these applications, strongly-dependent on the availability of compounds with adequate and specific structural features, can justify the high investment of different researcher groups to synthesize and modify natural and synthetic porphyrin derivatives or analogs. This Special Issue, following the success of the first one in 2016, aims to provide a forum for the dissemination of the latest information on the synthesis and functionalization of tetrapyrrolic macrocycles and their potential applications.

Prof. Dr. M. Graça P. M. S. Neves
Prof. Dr. M. Amparo F. Faustino
Dr. Nuno M. M. Moura
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • tetrapyrrolic macrocycles
  • porphyrins and analogues
  • synthesis
  • functionalization
  • application

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Open AccessArticle Photophysical Properties of Nitrated and Halogenated Phosphorus Tritolylcorrole Complexes: Insights from Theory
Molecules 2018, 23(11), 2779; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23112779
Received: 28 September 2018 / Revised: 18 October 2018 / Accepted: 25 October 2018 / Published: 26 October 2018
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The photophysical properties of a series of nitrated and halogenated phosphorus tritolylcorrole complexes were studied in dichloromethane solvent by using the density functional theory. Particular emphasis was given to the absorption spectra, the energy gap between the excited singlet and triplet states, and
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The photophysical properties of a series of nitrated and halogenated phosphorus tritolylcorrole complexes were studied in dichloromethane solvent by using the density functional theory. Particular emphasis was given to the absorption spectra, the energy gap between the excited singlet and triplet states, and the magnitude of the spin-orbit couplings for a series of possible intersystem crossing channels between those excited states. The proposed study provides a better description of the photophysical properties of these systems while giving insights into their possible use as photosensitizers in photodynamic therapy. Full article
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Open AccessFeature PaperArticle A New Protocol for the Synthesis of New Thioaryl-Porphyrins Derived from 5,10,15,20-Tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl)porphyrin: Photophysical Evaluation and DNA-Binding Interactive Studies
Molecules 2018, 23(10), 2588; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23102588
Received: 12 September 2018 / Revised: 4 October 2018 / Accepted: 7 October 2018 / Published: 10 October 2018
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A new protocol for the preparation of thioaryl-porphyrins is described. The compounds were prepared from different disulfides employing NaBH4 as a reducing agent. The methodology allowed the preparation of four different thioaryl-porphyrins in very-good to excellent yields under soft conditions, such as
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A new protocol for the preparation of thioaryl-porphyrins is described. The compounds were prepared from different disulfides employing NaBH4 as a reducing agent. The methodology allowed the preparation of four different thioaryl-porphyrins in very-good to excellent yields under soft conditions, such as short reaction times and smooth heating. Additionally, the photophysical properties of new compounds were determined and experimental and theoretical DNA interactions were assessed. Full article
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Open AccessReview Recent Advances in Catalyzed Sequential Reactions and the Potential Use of Tetrapyrrolic Macrocycles as Catalysts
Molecules 2018, 23(11), 2796; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23112796
Received: 14 September 2018 / Revised: 22 October 2018 / Accepted: 26 October 2018 / Published: 28 October 2018
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Complexes of porphyrins and of other similar tetrapyrrolic macrocycles are extensively explored as catalysts for different chemical processes, and the development of solid catalysts for heterogeneous processes using molecules with the ability to act as multifunctional catalysts in one-pot reactions is increasing and
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Complexes of porphyrins and of other similar tetrapyrrolic macrocycles are extensively explored as catalysts for different chemical processes, and the development of solid catalysts for heterogeneous processes using molecules with the ability to act as multifunctional catalysts in one-pot reactions is increasing and can lead to the wider use of this class of molecules as catalysts. This mini review focuses on the application of this class of complexes as catalysts in a variety of sequential one-pot reactions. Full article
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