The Porphyrin Handbook, Volumes 11-20 book cover

The Porphyrin Handbook, Volumes 11-20

Announcing the sequel to the first ten volumes of The Porphyrin Handbook, which provided an authoritative treatise on the porphryin system and dealt in fine detail with the synthesis, chemistry, spectroscopy, and applications of porphyrins.

The ten latest volumes 11-20 address those major disciplinary areas not covered in the first, including biology and medical implications of porphyrin systems, the biosynthesis of porphyrins, chlorophylls and vitamin B12. Other areas include the multitude of genetically transmitted and drug induced diseases associated with errors in heme metabolism, the transformations of hemes into bile pigments, the organic syntheses of bilins, very recent work on phytochrome, and the pathways of degradation of chlorophyll in senescent plants.

In addition, volumes 11-20 address every aspect of synthesis, chemistry, structure and spectroscopy of phthalocyanines which will appeal to scientists in fields ranging from mathematics through physics, chemistry and biochemistry, to biology and medicine.

For scientists in fields ranging from mathematics through physics, chemistry and biochemistry, to biology and medicine


Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-393221-1


  • "I have, at times, had people lined up to get at my volumes of The Porphyrin Handbook. Quite popular. People I don't know wander in to take a look and some hang around for quite a while. I put a couch in a public area outside my office to handle the traffic." --Professor Thomas L. Poulos, University of California, Irvine, USA "Overall this is a highly recommended valuable Handbook" --Professor Timothy Peters, King's College London, & King's College Hospital, London, UK, reviewed in Clinical Chemistry 19/01/2004


  • Long contents of Volume 11
    Bioinorganic and Bioorganic Chemistry.
    Functional and Structural Analogs of the Dioxygen Reduction Site in Terminal Oxidases (J. P. Collman, R. Boulatov, C. J. Sunderland).
    Electron Tunneling in Heme Proteins (H. B. Gray, J. R. Winkler).
    Chiral Metalloporphyrins and their use in Enantiocontrol (J-C. Marchon, R. Ramasseul).
    Carbene Complexes of Metalloporphyrins and Heme Proteins (G. Simonneaux, P. Le Maux).
    Metalloporphyrins in the Biomimetic Oxidation of Lignin and Lignin Model Compounds (C. Crestini, P. Tagliatesta).
    Biochemistry of Methyl-CoM Reductase and Coenzyme F430 (S. W. Ragsdale).
    Structure, Reactions and Functions of B12 and B12-Proteins (B. Kr utler, S. Ostermann)

    Long contents of Volume 12
    The Iron and Cobalt Pigments: Biosynthesis, Structure and Degradation Regulatory Mechanisms for Eukaryotic Tetrapyrrole Biosynthesis (B. Grimm).
    The Biosynthesis of Uroporphyrinogen III (P. M. Shoolingin-Jordan).
    Coproporphyrinogen III and Protoporphyrinigen IX Oxidases (M. Akhtar).
    Ferrochelatase (H. A. Dailey, T. A. Dailey).
    The Family of d-Type Hemes: Tetrapyrroles with Unusual Substituents (R. Timkovich).
    Biosynthesis and Role of Heme o and Heme a (T. Mogi).
    Heme Oxygenase Structure and Mechanism (P. R. Ortiz de Montellano, K. Auclair).
    Genetic and Mechanisitic Exploration of the Two Pathways of Vitamin B12 Biosynthesis (A.I. Scott et al.).

    Long contents of Volume 13
    Chlorophylls and Bilins: Biosynthesis, Synthesis and Degradation Mechanism, Structure and Regulation of Magnesium Chelatase (R. D. Willows, M. Hansson).
    Intermediate Steps in Chlorophyll Biosynthesis: Methylation and Cyclization (D. W. Bollivar).
    The Last Steps of Chlorophyll Biosynthesis (W. Ruediger).
    The Light-Independent Protochlorophyllide Reductase: A Nitrogenase-Like Enzyme Catalyzing a Key Reaction for Greening in the Dark (Y. Fujita, C. Bauer).
    Chlorosome Chlorophylls (Bacteriochlorophylls c, d and e): Structures, Partial Syntheses and Biosynthesic Proposals (K. M. Smith).
    Chlorophyll Breakdown and Chlorophyll Catabolites (B. Kr¨utler).
    Biosynthesis and Biological Functions of Bilins (N. Frankenberg, J. C. Lagarias).
    Synthesis of Bilins (A. Gossauer)

    Long contents of Volume 14
    Medical Aspects of Porphyrins.
    Erythropoietic Disorders Involving Heme Biosynthesis (S. S. Bottomley).
    Acute Intermittent Porphyria from Clinical to Molecular Aspects (J-C. Deybach, H. Puy).
    Congenital Erythropoietic Porphyria (H. De Verneuil, C. Ged, F. Moreau-Gaudry).
    Porphyria Cutanea Tarda and Related Disorders (G. Elder).
    Variegate Porphyria (P. Meissner, R. Hift, A. Corrigall).
    Erythropoietic Protoporphyria (T. M. Cox).
    Miscellaneous Abnormalities in Porphyrin Production and Disposal (R. J. Hift, P. R. Meissner).
    Porphyria caused by Chlorinated AH Receptor Ligands and Associated Mechanisms of Liver Injury and Cancer (A. G. Smith).
    Porphyria- A Diagnostic Approach (F. W. M. de Rooij, A. Edixhoven, J.H.P. Wilson).
    Approaches to Treatment and Prevention of Human Porphyrias (K. E. Anderson).
    Treatment of Porphyria (P. J. H. Wilson, F. W. M. de Rooij).
    Porphyria: A Toxicogenetic Disease (R. J. Hift, P. N. Meissner, M. R. Moore)

    Long contents of Volume 15
    Phthalocyanines: SynthesisSynthesis of Phthalocyanine Precursors (W.M. Sharman, J.E. Van Lier).
    The Synthesis of Symmetrical Phthalocyanines (N.B. McKeown).
    Design and Synthesis of Low-Symmetry Phthalocyanines and Related Systems (M.S. Rodr guez-Morgade, G. de La Torre, T. Torres).
    Synthesis and Spectroscopic Properties of Phthalocyanine Analogues (N. Kobayashi).
    Porphyrazines with Annulated Heterocycles (C. Ercolani, P. Stuzhin)

    Long contents of Volume 16
    Phthalocyanines: Spectroscopic and Electrochemical Characterization.The Photophysical Properties of Phthalocyanines and Related Compounds (N. Kobayashi, K. Ishii)Optical Spectra and Electronic Structure of Metallophthalocyanines and Metalloporphyrins (J.Mack, M. Stillman)Redox Properties and Electrochemistry of Phthalocyanines (M. L'Her, A. Pondaven)Lanthanide Phthalocyanine Complexes (R. Weiss, J. Fischer)Photoelectrochemical Reactions at Phthalocyanine Electrodes (D. Schlettwein, N.I. Jaeger, T. Oekermann)

    Long contents of Volume 17
    Phthalocyanines: Properties and MaterialsPhysical Properties of Phthalocyanine Based Materials (D. Dini, M. Hanack).
    Phthalocyanine Thin Films: Deposition and Structural Studies (M. J. Cook, I. Chambrier).
    Phthalocyanine Aggregation (A. Snow).
    Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines in Macromolecules (D. W hrle, G. Schnurpfeil).
    Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines Encapsulated in Inorganic Host Materials (M. Wark)

    Long contents of Volume 18
    Multiporphyrins, Multiphthalocyanines and ArraysSingle-Atom Bridged Dinuclear Metal Complexes with Emphasis on Phthalocyanine Systems (C. Ercolani, M.P. Donzello, B. Floris).
    Recent Advances in Free and Metalated Multi-Porphyrin Assemblies and Arrays. A Photophysical Perspective (P. D. Harvey).
    Stacked Polymeric Phthalocyanines: Synthesis and Structure-Related Properties (M. Hanack, D. Dini).
    Self-assembly of Chiral Phthalocyanines and Chiral Crown Ether Phthalocyanines (P. Thordarson, R.J.M. Nolte, A.E. Rowan).
    New Developments In Corrole Chemistry; Special Emphasis on Face-to-Face Bismacrocycles (R. Guilard, K.M. Kadish, J-M. Barbe).

    Long contents of Volume 19
    Applications of Phthalocyanines.
    Photobiology of Phthalocyanines: Phthalocyanines in Photobiology and their Medical Applications (E.Ben-Hur, W. Shun Chan).
    Radical Phthalocyanines and Intrinsic Semiconduction (M. Bouvet).
    Phthalocyanine Dyes and Pigments (P. Erk, H. Hengelsberg).
    Enzyme-like Catalytic Reactions of Metallophthalocyanines and Polymeric Metallophthalocyanines (M. Kimura, H, Shirai).
    Nonlinear Optical Properties of Phthalocyanines and Optical Limiting Applications (S. Flom).

    Long contents of Volume 20
    Phthalocyanines: Structural Characterization.
    Single-Crystal Structures of Phthalocyanine Complexes and Related Macrocycles (M. Klaus Engel).


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