The Porphyrin Handbook

The Porphyrin Handbook

Phthalocyanines: Spectroscopic and Electrochemical Characterization

1st Edition - July 31, 2002

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  • Editors: Karl Kadish, Roger Guilard, Kevin Smith
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080923901
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123932266

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The Porphyrin Handbook, Volume 16: Phthalocyanines: Spectroscopic and Electrochemical Characterization provides information pertinent to every aspect of the chemistry, synthesis, spectroscopy, and structure of phthalocyanines. This book examines the biology and medical implications of porphyrin systems. Organized into five chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the photophysical properties of phthalocyanines that are important in relation to photosensitizers in photodynamic therapy, photoconductor, solar cells, and artificial photosynthesis. This text then describe how the data obtained from magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy has provided the critical information required to describe the excited and ground state degeneracies of main group metallophthalocyanines complexes. Other chapters consider the electrocatalysis by electrodes modified with phthalocyanine sensors and complexes. This book discusses as well the properties of phthalocyanines and of their complexes. The final chapter deals with the experiments with organic pigment thin films. This book is a valuable resource for research scientists, engineers, and clinicians.

Table of Contents

  • 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).

Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2012
  • Published: July 31, 2002
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080923901
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123932266

About the Editors

Karl Kadish

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

Roger Guilard

Affiliations and Expertise

Universit&éacute; de Bourgogne, Dijon, France

Kevin Smith

Affiliations and Expertise

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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