Near-infrared and metal-free tetra(butylamino)phthalocyanine nanoparticles for dual modal cancer phototherapy
Two new HSA-involved tetra(butylamino)phthalocyanine composite nanoparticles, as highly efficient dual-phototherapy agents upon a single NIR laser irradiation, were reported.
Impact of photosensitizer orientation on the distance dependent photocatalytic activity in zinc phthalocyanine–nanoporous gold hybrid systems
The distance dependency of the photocatalytic activity in zinc phthalocyanine–nanoporous gold hybrid systems was investigated revealing the importance of photosensitizer orientation in novel hybrid-based photocatalysts.
Single-molecular phosphorus phthalocyanine-based near-infrared-II nanoagent for photothermal antitumor therapy
A molecular phosphorus phthalocyanine (P-Pc)-based nanoagent P-Pc-HSA, which can be a highly efficient NIR-II antitumor agent, is reported.
Elucidating π–π interaction-induced extension effect in sandwich phthalocyaninato compounds
π–π interaction-linked extension in the perpendicular direction to the monomers and corresponding effect on nonlinear optic properties have been clearly disclosed over the multiple-decker sandwich-type phthalocyaninato metal compounds.
Photocatalytic coatings based on a zinc(II) phthalocyanine derivative immobilized on nanoporous gold leafs with various pore sizes
A series of hybrid materials consisting of a zinc(II) phthalocyanine derivative immobilized on nanoporous gold leafs with various pore sizes was prepared and investigated regarding its singlet oxygen sensitization activity.
Magnetic properties of on-surface synthesized single-ion molecular magnets
We perform on-surface synthesis of single-ion molecular magnets on an Ag(111) surface and characterize their morphology, chemistry, and magnetism.
Electron delocalization in single-layer phthalocyanine-based covalent organic frameworks: a first principle study
A series of single-layer phthalocyanine-based covalent-organic frameworks (COFs) are shown to possess tunable delocalized electronic states which are attractive for optoelectronic applications.
Metal phthalocyanine organic thin-film transistors: changes in electrical performance and stability in response to temperature and environment
A series of metal phthalocyanine based organic thin film transistors were evaluated and their responses to changes in temperature and environmental was determined: the choice of central atom makes a difference.
Synthesis and biological evaluation of an epidermal growth factor receptor-targeted peptide-conjugated phthalocyanine-based photosensitiser
A peptide-conjugated zinc(II) phthalocyanine has been prepared which can selectively bind to the epidermal growth factor receptor of cancer cells and induce high cytotoxicity upon illumination.
Nonlinear optical behavior of n-tuple decker phthalocyanines at the nanosecond regime: investigation of change in mechanisms
Rare-earth n-tuple decker phthalocyanine complexes exhibit superior optical limiting properties than the neutral double-decker derivatives, with the normalized transmittance reduced to about 80%.
Poly(arylene ether)s with aromatic azo-coupled cobalt phthalocyanines in the side chain: synthesis, characterization and nonlinear optical and optical limiting properties
A novel poly(arylene ether) with azo-coupled cobalt phthalocyanine in the side chain was prepared by 1,2-benzodinitrile, anhydrous cobaltous chloride and a novel azobenzene-containing poly(aryl ether).
Reduced graphene oxide-induced crystallization of CuPc interfacial layer for high performance of perovskite photodetectors
TS-CuPc/rGO nanocomposite thin films were synthesized and applied as an interfacial layer for high-performance perovskite-based photodiodes.
P and N type copper phthalocyanines as effective semiconductors in organic thin-film transistor based DNA biosensors at elevated temperatures
This study illustrates the use of an N-type semiconductor, in both temperature and DNA sensors and further elucidates the mechanism of DNA sensing in OTFTs.
Tailoring of the chlorine sensing properties of substituted metal phthalocyanines non-covalently anchored on single-walled carbon nanotubes
Schematic view of the interaction between Cl2 and S1/S2 hybrid sensor.
Simple, selective and fast detection of acrylamide based on glutathione S-transferase
Acrylamide (AA) is a toxic compound formed in thermally prepared foods by Maillard reaction.
Control of the molecular packing of chloroboron(III) and fluoroboron(III) subnaphthalocyanines by designing peripheral substituents
Dipolar subnaphthalocyanines with alkynyl groups and a B–F moiety are packed in hexagonal columns.
Combinatorial experimental and DFT theoretical investigation over the formation mechanism of a binuclear phthalocyanine dimer
Herein, a density functional calculation method was used to explore the formation mechanism of a metal-free, homobinuclear phthalocyanine dimer.
Synthesis and evaluation of a tetra[6,7]quinoxalinoporphyrazine-based near infrared photosensitizer
We report a near infrared, water-soluble, functional and dendrimeric photosensitizer for photodynamic therapy.
Synthesis and characterization of fluorophthalocyanines bearing four 2-(2-thienyl)ethoxy moieties: from the optimization of the fluorine substitution to chemosensing
Tuning of the electron-donating/withdrawing balance in phthalocyanine complexes.
Photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy with cationic phthalocyanines against Escherichia coli planktonic and biofilm cultures
Cationic phthalocyanines (Pcs) combine with photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy (PACT) presents excellent antibacterial activity to Gram-negative bacteria E. coli.
Subphthalocyanine-based porous organic polymers
The synthesis and photophysical properties of two subphthalocyanine-based porous organic polymers (SubPc-POPs) are reported.
Mechanistic study of NO oxidation on Cr–phthalocyanine: theoretical insight
A mechanistic investigation by DFT reveals that Cr–phthalocyanine is a promising catalyst for NO oxidation at low temperatures.
Anionic hexadeca-carboxylate tetrapyrazinoporphyrazine: synthesis and in vitro photodynamic studies of a water-soluble, non-aggregating photosensitizer
Photodynamic activity of hexadeca-carboxylate tetrapyrazinoporphyrazine is largely influenced by intracellular pH and its interaction with serum proteins.
Synthesis and photophysical properties of phthalocyanines having calixpyrrole units
Calixpyrrole-armed metal phthalocyanine undergoes complexation by anions at the apical metal position upon light excitation.
About this collection
This collection, guest edited by Associate Editor Dr Fabienne Dumoulin (Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University), features contributions on Phthalocyanines. These brightly coloured molecules belong to the porphyrinoids family, as do haemoglobin and chlorophyll. Their optical, magnetic, electronic (amongst others!) properties can be tailored by playing with the substitution and/or metalation pattern, with quasi-infinite combinations, giving the opportunity to perform enthralling structure-properties or structure-activities relationship analyses.
With an appropriate design, these fascinating compounds can act as photosensitisers for photodynamic therapy, take place in sensor devices, harvest light, catalyse, electro-catalyse or photo-catalyse either oxidation or reduction reactions. Their inclusion in materials such as MOFs and COFs and more generally in nanoscience enlarge again the possibilities to produce high-performance compounds and materials, should it be for pure fundamental research or more applied technologies.