Phthalocyanines and Their Analogues: Something Old, Something New
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 March 2020) | Viewed by 16414
Interests: optical sensors; chemiresistive sensors; amperometric sensors; gas detection; phthalocyanine thin films
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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
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- Phthalocyanine dyes
- Phthalocyanine-based hybrid materials
- Chemiresistive chemical sensors
- Optical sensors
- Photodynamic therapy
- Photoinduced energy- and electron-transfer materials
- Optical limiting