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Porphycenes: synthesis and derivatives

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Porphycene is an aromaticmacrocycle and a constitutional isomer of porphyrin. It and its derivatives display unique physical and optical properties, including strong absorptions in the red region of the UV-vis spectrum. These features have made porphycene and porphycene analogues appealing molecules for use in biomedical applications and in the design of new materials. This critical review provides a concise overview of the most important syntheses of porphycenes, as well as those of various functionalized derivatives and heteroatom containing analogues. (95 references.)

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Submitted
04 Jun 2007
First published
09 Jul 2007

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2008,37, 215-232
Article type
Critical Review

Porphycenes: synthesis and derivatives

D. Sánchez-García and J. L. Sessler, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2008, 37, 215
DOI: 10.1039/B704945E

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