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Photoproperties Of Naphthalocyanines
Author(s): W. .E. Ford; P. A. Firey; J. R. Sounik; B. Rihter; M. E. Kenney; M. A.J. Rodgers
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Paper Abstract

Naphthalocyanines are a new class of photodynamic sensitizers that strongly absorb far red light. Using silicon as the central metal atom in the tetrapyrrole ring provides two ligand sites that are perpendicular to the ring plane. These axial sites are thereby useful for synthetically attaching organic residues designed to convey specific solubility properties. Thus by attaching polyethylene glycol units, the resulting molecules show significant water solubility; attaching branched alkyl chains conveys useful lipid solubility.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 1989
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0997, Advances in Photochemotherapy, (17 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960191
Show Author Affiliations
W. .E. Ford, Bowling Green State University (United States)
P. A. Firey, University of Texas at Austin (United States)
J. R. Sounik, University of Texas at Austin (United States)
B. Rihter, Bowling Green State University (United States)
M. E. Kenney, Case Western Reserve University (United States)
M. A.J. Rodgers, Bowling Green State University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0997:
Advances in Photochemotherapy
Tayyaba Hasan, Editor(s)

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