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Special Issue "Functional Phthalocyanines: Synthesis, Characterisation and Physicochemical Properties"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2023) | Viewed by 142

Special Issue Editors

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Letters, Istanbul Technical University, Maslak 34469, Istanbul, Turkey
Interests: phthalocyanine; characterization; photodynamic therapy; dye-sensitized solar cells; squaraine; coloring agent; humidity sensors; quartz crystal microbalances; sensing
Department of Chemistry, Istanbul Technical University, Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey
Interests: inorganic chemistry; phthalocyanines; analytical chemistry; synthesis; spectral characterization; biochemistry; nanomaterials; drugs
Department of Chemistry, Istanbul Technical University, Maslak 34469, Istanbul, Turkey
Interests: inorganic chemistry; electrochromic; Electrochemistry; electrocatalytic; thiazole; phthalocyanine; spectroelectrochemistry; electrochromism; photosensitizer; solar cells

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Phthalocyanines are porphyrin analogs that consist of four indole units. Due to their dark blue/green color, they have been extensively utilized in the dyes and pigments industry. However, their planar 18π-electron structures provide high electron transfers, resulting in excellent electronic, chemical, and optical properties. Hence, the potent utility of phthalocyanines as efficient materials has been of considerable interest in high-tech and scientific fields encompassing catalysis, sensors, non-linear optics, photodynamic therapy, and nanotechnology. Most of these applications require highly soluble materials; however, unsubstituted phthalocyanine rings are mostly insoluble or poorly soluble in organic and aqueous media. Their flexible architectural structure improves solubility by the insertion of metal cations into the ring core and/or the addition of long/bulky substituents on the ring periphery. These structural alterations can provide unique chemical, physical, and optical properties that can be monitored through spectral changes.

Generally, the first step in the evaluation of the potential of phthalocyanines involves the study of their photophysical and photochemical properties. Therefore, the present Special Issue can be helpful for the discovery of novel functional phthalocyanines exhibiting excellent chemical and physical behaviors.

I am pleased to invite you to submit a manuscript (research paper, review, or communication) on the topic of physicochemical features of phthalocyanines.

Prof. Dr. Makbule Burkut Koçak
Dr. Nazli Farajzadeh
Prof. Dr. Zehra Altuntaş Bayir
Guest Editors

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  • synthesis of substituted phthalocyanines
  • characterization of metal/metal-free phthalocyanines
  • symmetric/unsymmetric
  • substituent
  • physical properties
  • chemical properties
  • spectral changes
  • physicochemical applications.

Published Papers

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