Special Issue "Symmetry in Porphyrin Chemistry"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemistry: Symmetry/Asymmetry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2024 | Viewed by 111

Special Issue Editor

Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems, Waseda University, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan
Interests: medical biology; radiotherapy; porphyrins; bioinfomatics; photodynamic therapy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Porphyrins are interesting photoinduced energy- and electron-transfer materials with high quantum efficiency. Porphyrins are biosynthesized, used in heme, and have the property of accumulating in a tumor-specific manner, making them an interesting substance from a biological point of view. Utilizing this property, they are being applied to photodynamic therapy, solar cells, sensors, catalysts, and so on. The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide a wide range of studies on the synthesis, structural modification, properties, and (potential) applications of symmetric or asymmetric porphyrins. Articles reporting the first recent discoveries and reviews are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Junko Takahashi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • optical (chemo)sensors
  • (photo)catalyst
  • photoinduced energy- and electron-transfer materials
  • quantum efficiency
  • photodynamic therapy, diagnosis
  • radiodynamic therapy
  • reactive oxygen species

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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