Phthalocyanines: old dyes, new materials. Putting color in nanotechnology

  • de la Torre G
  • Claessens C
  • Torres T
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Abstract

Phthalocyanines are versatile building blocks for fabricating materials at the nanometer scale. These colored macrocycles exhibit fascinating physical properties which arise from their delocalized pi-electronic structure. This article describes why these molecules are targets for different scientific purposes and technological applications.

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Authors

  • Gema de la Torre

  • Christian G. Claessens

  • Tomás Torres

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