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Porphyrins in troubled times: a spotlight on porphyrins and their metal complexes for explosives testing and CBRN defense

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Abstract

Porphyrins are large π-aromatic systems that can complex metal ions from all across the periodic table. The resulting metalloporphyrins are readily tunable with regards to analyte detection properties, and constitute an important class of chemical sensors. In light of the current geopolitical situation and security concerns, we review the potential of porphyrins and their metal complexes for the detection of explosives and their use in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense and set them in the context of up-and-coming security-related applications.

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The article was received on 29 Nov 2017, accepted on 16 Jan 2018 and first published on 26 Jan 2018


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ04679K
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018,42, 7529-7550
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    Porphyrins in troubled times: a spotlight on porphyrins and their metal complexes for explosives testing and CBRN defense

    M. Kielmann, C. Prior and M. O. Senge, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 7529
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ04679K

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