New macrocycle reported by UEA Chemists
Chemists at UEA have reported the first contracted Phthalocyanine-porphyrin hybrids. The new compounds absorb strongly in the visible range and are attractive for optoelectronic applications such as solar energy conversion. The report follows on from the research group of Prof Andy Cammidge's earlier developments on phthalocyanine hybrid synthesis and demonstrates that these elaborate macrocycles are no longer just chemical curiosities, but promising new materials that can be easily accessed through smart synthetic chemistry. The new synthetic breakthrough was developed by PhD student Sonia Remiro-Buenamanana. You can read the paper here.