Special Issue "Phthalocyanines and Porphyrins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2021) | Viewed by 25105
Interests: organic Synthesis; phthalocyanines; subporphyrazines; porphyrazines; subphthalocyanines; expanded analogues; molecular photovoltaics; PDT; artificial photosynthesis
Interests: porphyrin and phthalocyanine Chemistry; BODIPY; supramolecular Chemistry; near-infrared chromophores; photophysics
We are happy to be Guest Editors of this Special Issue of Molecules, dedicated to “Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines”. Porphyrins constitute a family of macrocycles that are ubiquitous in nature, playing important roles in numerous biological functions. Their 18 p-electron, aromatic, tetrapyrrolic structure represents far more than the sum of its parts, giving rise to a variety of physicochemical properties that cannot be deduced from those of pyrroles. Although the beginnings of porphyrin chemistry can be traced back to Hans Fischer in the 1930s, the synthesis of these macrocycles, as well as the preparation of new congeners, has been a matter of continuing scientific interest. Phthalocyanines represent the best known synthetic porphyrin analogues, being one of the most widely studied macrocyclic compounds. In addition, the synthesis of expanded, contracted, and intrinsically unsymmetrical porphyrin and phthalocyanine analogues remains an expanding topic. The scope of porphyrin science is enormous, ranging from chemical synthesis and molecular characterization to supramolecular organization, spectroscopy, electrochemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, photochemistry and photophysics, clinical medicine, and materials science, among others. This Special Issue is aimed at covering recent advances in the synthesis, characterization, and applications of porphyrins, phthalocyanines, and their analogues. We hope that these fields will be represented by both reviews and original chemical research reports that represent your contributions to this volume.
Prof. M. Salomé Rodríguez-Morgade
Prof. Soji Shimizu
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- contracted porphyrins and phthalocyanines
- expanded porphyrins and phthalocyanines
- supramolecular organization