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Conjugated systems of porphyrin–carbon nanoallotropes: a review

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Porphyrin macromolecules play critical roles in many natural processes. Studies are going on to mimic their role in natural systems and use them in various applications in artificial systems. When a porphyrin moiety is conjugated with carbon nanoallotropes, viz., carbon nanomaterials, carbon nanotubes, carbon nanospheres, etc., the hybrid molecules show optimized properties compared to the pristine molecules. In this review, various mechanisms of conjugating carbon nanoallotropes/carbon nanomaterials and porphyrins through stable chemical bond formation are discussed. The non-covalent interactions which cause their aggregation without disrupting their electronic structures are also discussed. This review also gives vital information on the utilization of conjugated systems effectively for society oriented applications.

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The article was received on 08 May 2018, accepted on 30 May 2018 and first published on 31 May 2018

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ02254B
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018,42, 12328-12348
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    Conjugated systems of porphyrin–carbon nanoallotropes: a review

    S. S., V. S. Shetti and G. Hegde, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 12328
    DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ02254B

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