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Special Issue "Porphyrins and Its Derivatives: Design, Synthesis and Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Chen-Yu Yeh

Department of Chemistry, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
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Interests: dye-sensitized solar cells; electrochemistry; hole-transporting materials; porphyrins; organic dyes; organic solar cells

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Porphyrins are naturally occurring tetrapyrrolic macrocycles composed of four pyrrole units linked by methine bridges with many distinct chemical, photophysical, and electrochemical properties owing to the expanded aromatic π‐conjugation. Porphyrin-related compounds play a pivotal role in biological systems such as oxygen binding and transport, catalytic oxidations, and light harvesting. The importance of porphyrinoids found in plants and animals has inspired researchers to design and synthesize a variety of model compounds to mimic their biological functions. The unique electrochemical and photophysical properties of porphyrins have provided incentives for the design of biomimetic functional materials for the application of molecular electronics.

This Special Issue will focus on the preparation and application of porphyrin-related macrocycles. Research articles and reviews in all areas of porphyrin chemistry including synthesis and modification, catalysis, spectroscopic characterization, theoretical calculations and modelling, photodynamic therapy and diagnostics, optoelectronic properties, biological models, and solar cell applications are encouraged. Articles and reviews focusing on supramolecular chemistry, self-assembly, and multiporphyrins are welcome as well.

Prof. Chen-Yu Yeh
Guest Editor

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Catalytic reactions
  • Multiporphyrins
  • Optoelectronic applications
  • Photosensitizers
  • Photosynthesis
  • Porphyrinoids
  • Tetrapyrroles.

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