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Issue 42, 2017
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Cationic phthalocyanine dendrimers as potential antimicrobial photosensitisers

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In the present study we describe the synthesis, photophysical properties and the photoinactivation performance against representative microorganisms of two families of cationic dendrimeric phthalocyanines as potential photosensitisers. Four charged dendrimeric compounds varying in their degree of ionicity (4 or 8 positive charges) and the coordinating metal (zinc or ruthenium) are compared and assessed as potential photosensitising agents in terms of their antimicrobial activity.

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Submitted
10 Sep 2017
Accepted
09 Oct 2017
First published
18 Oct 2017

This article is Open Access

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017,15, 9008-9017
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Cationic phthalocyanine dendrimers as potential antimicrobial photosensitisers

R. Ruiz-González, F. Setaro, Ò. Gulías, M. Agut, U. Hahn, T. Torres and S. Nonell, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, 15, 9008
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB02270K

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