Themed collection Trends and Challenges in Porphyrinoid Chemistry
Organometallic chemistry confined within a porphyrin-like framework
Studies on carbaporphyrins and other macrocycles preserving a fundamental porphyrin framework that confines a metal centre in the proximity of a carbon fragment enforcing a plethora of interactions and reactivities are reviewed.
Milestones in corrole chemistry: historical ligand syntheses and post-functionalization
The first milestone of advancing from multistep to one-pot syntheses, allowed for systematic investigation of corrole/metallocorrole properties and the design of new derivatives for their introduction as the key elements in advanced applications.
Recent advances in subphthalocyanines and related subporphyrinoids
Subporphyrinoids constitute a class of extremely versatile and attractive compounds. Herein, a comprehensive review of the most recent advances in the fundamentals and applications of these cone-shaped aromatic macrocycles is presented.
Rare-earth based tetrapyrrolic sandwiches: chemistry, materials and applications
This review summarises advances in chemistry of tetrapyrrole sandwiches with rare earth elements and highlights the current state of their use in single-molecule magnetism, organic field-effect transistors, conducting materials and nonlinear optics.
Nonplanar porphyrins: synthesis, properties, and unique functionalities
This review summarizes the chemistry of nonplanar porphyrins in terms of synthetic strategy, structural features governing their properties, unique functionalities derived from ring distortion, and further development of related research.
Porphyrins and phthalocyanines as biomimetic tools for photocatalytic H2 production and CO2 reduction
This review summarizes the recent advances in light driven catalytic H2 evolution and CO2 reduction systems towards the production of solar fuels, utilizing porphyrin or phthalocyanine derivatives.
Lanthanide porphyrinoids as molecular theranostics
This Review summarises the history and the ‘state-of-the-art’ development of lanthanide (Ln) porphyrinoids as theranostic agents. Applications such as near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging (FL), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radiotherapy, chemotherapy and phototheranostics will be discussed.
Porphyrinoid actinide complexes
The diverse coordination modes and electronic features of actinide complexes of porphyrins and related oligopyrrolic systems (referred to as “porpyrinoids”) have been the subject of interest since the 1960s.
Focusing on a nickel hydrocorphinoid in a protein matrix: methane generation by methyl-coenzyme M reductase with F430 cofactor and its models
Methyl-coenzyme M reductase (MCR) containing F430 as a nickel hydrocorphinoid cofactor is responsible for anaerobic methane generation and oxidation. This review describes the fundamental function and recent protein-based functional models of MCR.
Corroles at work: a small macrocycle for great applications
The review summarizes the exploitations of corrole derivatives in many different fields, where the peculiar properties of these contracted macrocycles lead to the development of promising applications.
Porphyrinoids, a unique platform for exploring excited-state aromaticity
Recently, Baird (anti)aromaticity has been referred to as a description of excited-state (anti)aromaticity.
Inverted and fused expanded heteroporphyrins
The review focuses on the synthesis, structure, aromaticity, and electronic and coordination properties of inverted and fused expanded heteroporphyrins.
About this collection
Guest Edited by Atsuhiro Osuka (Kyoto University), Jonathan L. Sessler (University of Texas at Austin) and Tomás Torres (Autonoma University of Madrid), this collection encompasses reviews written collaboratively by the leaders in the field. The articles cover porphyrinoids aspects from theory, synthesis, and chemical functionalisation, to applications in energy and nanomedicine, among others. We hope you enjoy reading the articles in this collection.