Handbook Of Porphyrin Science: With Applications To Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Engineering, Biology And Medicine (Volumes 36-40)

Handbook Of Porphyrin Science: With Applications To Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Engineering, Biology And Medicine (Volumes 36-40)

With Applications to Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Engineering, Biology and Medicine

Karl M Kadish, Kevin M Smith, Roger Guilard


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Porphyrins, phthalocyanines and their numerous analogs and derivatives are materials of tremendous importance in chemistry, materials science, physics, biology and medicine. They are the red color in blood (heme) and the green in leaves (chlorophyll); they are also excellent ligands that can coordinate with almost every metal in the Periodic Table. Grounded in natural systems, porphyrins are incredibly versatile and can be modified in many ways; each new modification yields derivatives, demonstrating new chemistry, physics and biology, with a vast array of medicinal and technical applications.

As porphyrins are currently employed as platforms for study of theoretical principles and applications in a wide variety of fields, the Handbook of Porphyrin Science represents a timely ongoing series dealing in detail with the synthesis, chemistry, physicochemical and medical properties and applications of polypyrrole macrocycles. Professors Karl Kadish, Kevin Smith and Roger Guilard are internationally recognized experts in the research field of porphyrins, each having his own separate area of expertise in the field. Between them, they have published over 1500 peer-reviewed papers and edited more than three dozen books on diverse topics of porphyrins and phthalocyanines. In assembling the new volumes of this unique handbook, they have selected and attracted the very best scientists in each sub-discipline as contributing authors.

This handbook will prove to be a modern authoritative treatise on the subject as it is a collection of up-to-date works by world-renowned experts in the field. Complete with hundreds of figures, tables and structural formulas, and thousands of literature citations, all researchers and graduate students in this field will find the Handbook of Porphyrin Science an essential, major reference source for many years to come.

  • Volume 36: BODIPYs and Chlorins: Powerful Related Porphyrin Fluorophores:
    • Chlorins (K Eszter Borbas)
    • The Main Strategies of Design and Applications of BODIPYs (Yuriy V Zatsikha and Yuriy P Kovtun)
    • Application of BODIPY Dyes in Triplet Photosensitizers (Zafar Mahmood, Jianzhang Zhao, Farhan Sadiq and Mushraf Hussain)
  • Volume 37: Synthesis and Reactivity of Exotic Porphyrinoids:
    • Dynamics Relying on Porphyrin Metal Exchange through Unusual Coordination Modes (Stéphane Le Gac and Bernard Boitrel)
    • "Porphine," the Fully Unsubstituted Porphyrin: A Comprehensive Overview (Charles H Devillers, Paul Fleurat-Lessard and Dominique Lucas)
    • Syntheses and Properties of Antiaromatic Porphyrinoids (Satoru Hiroto and Hiroshi Shinokubo)
  • Volume 38: Towards Green Chemistry:
    • Recent Advances in Metal Porphyrinoid-Catalyzed Nitrene and Carbene Transfer Reactions (Daniela Intrieri, Daniela Maria Carminati and Emma Gallo)
    • Design, Synthesis and Reactivity of a New Kind of Eco-Compatible Hybrid Biocatalyst: Artificial Hemoproteins (Jean-Pierre Mahy and Rémy Ricoux)
    • Catalytic Transformations in the Presence of Metal Phthalocyanine Complexes and Their Analogs (Alexander B Sorokin)
  • Volume 39: Towards Diagnostics and Treatment of Cancer:
    • Phthalocyanines: From Dyes to Photosensitizers in Diagnostics and Treatment of Cancer. Spectroscopy and Raman Imaging Studies of Phthalocyanines in Human Breast Tissues (Beata Brozek-Pluska, Marek Orlikowski and Halina Abramczyk)
    • Covalent and Non-Covalent Porphyrin-DNA Conjugates (Mengyuan Zhu, Hong Zhang, Emily Schmidt and Janarthanan Jayawickramarajah)
    • When Polymers See the Light — Applications in Photodynamic Therapy and Photodiagnosis (Jordan Bouilloux, Sabine Collaud and Norbert Lange)
    • Molecular Targeted Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer (Patrícia M R Pereira, João P C Tomé and Rosa Fernandes)
    • Photobiology and Photochemistry Hand-in-Hand in Targeted Antitumoral Therapies (Joel Mispelter, Véronique Rosilio and Philippe Maillard)
  • Volume 40: Nanoorganization of Porphyrinoids:
    • Nanohybrids Based on Porphyrins, Phthalocyanines and Subphthalocyanines in Combination with Graphene and Related Materials: New Developments (Vito Sgobba and Dirk M Guldi)
    • Functional Porphyrin Nanostructures for Molecular Electronics: Structural, Mechanical, and Electronic Properties of Self-Assembled Ionic Metal-Free Porphyrins (Ursula Mazur, K W Hipps, Jeremy R Eskelsen and Morteza Adinehnia)
    • Push–Pull Porphyrins: Synthesis, Properties and Applications (Hong Wang, R G Waruna Jinadasa and Siddhartha Kumar)
    • Nanoparticles for Photodynamic Therapy (Xuejiao Song and Zhuang Liu)

Readership: Chemists, physicists, material scientists, polymer scientists, spectroscopists, electrochemists, electronics and photonics engineers, biochemists, biophysicists, medicinal chemists and clinicians.