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Applications of Porphyrinoids as Functional Materials Editors: Heinrich Lang, Tobias Rüffer


About this book

Porphyrinoids are pyrrole-containing macrocycles with varied core sizes, which have found many applications beyond the original chemical and biological aspects. Porphyrin research has a long history, covering a wide variety of disciplines of natural sciences, including photosynthesis, P450-related biocatalysis, organic photovoltaic cells, photodynamic therapeutic agents, bioimaging probes, chemosensors, conductive organic materials, light-emitting materials, near-infrared dyes, nonlinear optical materials, information storage, molecular wires, and metal ligands. This book gives an overview of the applications and potential applications of porphyrins and related macrocycles as smart or functional materials. Chapters cover applications in fields such as energy storage and transfer, water purification, molecular electronics and imaging. With contributions from leading global researchers, this title will be of interest to graduate students and researchers across materials science, chemistry, physics and medicine.

From the book series:
Smart Materials Series

Book content

  • Fundamentals and Applications in Solution-Phase Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis
  • Electrochemistry-driven Electron-transfer Processes in Porphyrinoids
  • Porphyrinoids as active Masses in Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Self-assembly on Crystalline Surfaces: From Phthalocyanines to Porphyrins
  • Chemical Vapour Deposition of Porphyrins
  • Liquid Crystalline Phthalocyanines
  • Energy Storage, Energy Conversion, Organic Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Solar Cells
  • Photophysical Characterization of Porphyrinoids
  • Porphyrinoids for Photodynamic Therapy
  • Porphyrins and Hydroporphyrins for In Vivo Bioimaging
  • Structure-property relations of porphyrinoids and its association with nanomaterials for analytical purposes
  • Porphyrinoids used for photodynamic inactivation against bacteria
  • Helmet Porphyrins

The print version of this book is planned for release on 18 August 2021. Information about this book is subject to change without notice.

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Publication details

Copyright year
2021
Print ISBN
978-1-83916-188-9
ePub eISBN
978-1-83916-415-6

Author information

Heinrich Lang studied chemistry at the University of Constance, where he graduated in Chemistry (Diploma, 1982; PhD, 1985) under the supervision of G. Huttner. Afterwards he spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow (DFG) at M.I.T. with D. Seyferth. He joined the Faculty at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg in 1988, where he received his Habilitation in 1992. From 1992 until 1996 he held the position of a Privat-Dozent as a Heisenberg fellow (DFG) at the same University. Since 1996 he has been a full professor (holding the Chair of Inorganic Chemistry) at TU Chemnitz. The call to TU Kaiserslautern in 2003 was not taken. Since 2008 Prof. Lang is Adjunct Faculty of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, U.S.A. He is member of scientific and editorial advisory boards, and has published 790 Peer-reviewed papers and received honors and awards. His Hirsch-Index is 50. Between 2012 – 2016 he has been vice-president of TU Chemnitz for Research and Promotion of Young Scientists. His research interests are in organometallic and metal-organic chemistry, electron transfer studies, 2D-printing, gas-phase deposition processes, and homogeneous catalysis. He is also interested in topics such as hybrid- and nanomaterials including metal and metal oxide nanoparticles and their embedding in polymers and is researching the field of phoryphrins.

Tobias Rüffer joined the chemical company Leuna-Werke for a professional education as chemical engineer conducted at the Ingenieurschule für Chemie “Justus von Liebig” in Magdeburg. After one year R&D work experience in heterogeneous catalysis in Leuna he started to study chemistry at the TH “Carl Schorlemmer” Leuna-Merseburg, and later on at the MLU Halle-Wittenberg. During his diploma studies he went for one semester to the group of Gyula Palyi at Modena university, while during his diploma thesis he visited the group of Roland Boese at Universität Essen to perform crystallographic studies. He received his PhD in 1999 under supervision of Dirk Steinborn (MLU Halle-Wittenberg) in main-group organometallic chemistry. After a two-year post-doc stay at Osaka University in the group of Kazushi Mashima he joined the working group of Heinrich Lang at TU Chemnitz and is recently finishing his habilitation. His research interests are focused on coordination chemistry of magnetically active compounds, low-temperature decomposable 3d-transition metal compounds, crystallography and recently the synthesis of porphyrinoids for material science application.