My watch list
my.chemeurope.com  
Login  

Molecules, Vol. 22, Pages 1244: Electronic Spectroscopy of Phthalocyanine and Porphyrin Derivatives in Superfluid Helium Nanodroplets

Molecules, Vol. 22, Pages 1244: Electronic Spectroscopy of Phthalocyanine and Porphyrin Derivatives in Superfluid Helium Nanodroplets

Molecules doi: 10.3390/molecules22081244

Authors: Alkwin Slenczka

Phthalocyanine and porphyrin were among the first organic compounds investigated by means of electronic spectroscopy in superfluid helium nanodroplets. Superfluid helium nanodroplets serve as a very gentle host system for preparing cold and isolated molecules. The uniqueness of helium nanodroplets is with respect to the superfluid phase which warrants the vanishing viscosity and, thus, minimal perturbation of the dopant species at a temperature as low as 0.37 K. These are ideal conditions for the study of molecular spectra in order to analyze structures as well as dynamic processes. Besides the investigation of the dopant species itself, molecular spectroscopy in helium droplets provides information on the helium droplet and in particular on microsolvation. This article, as part of a special issue on phthalocyanines and porphyrins, reviews electronic spectroscopy of phthalocyanine and porphyrin compounds in superfluid helium nanodroplets. In addition to the wide variety of medical as well as technical and synthetical aspects, this article discusses electronic spectroscopy of phthalocyanines and porphyrins in helium droplets in order to learn about both the dopant and the helium environment.

Authors:   Slenczka, Alkwin
Journal:   Molecules
Volume:   22
edition:   8
Year:   2017
Pages:   1244
DOI:   10.3390/molecules22081244
Publication date:   25-Jul-2017
Facts, background information, dossiers
More about Molecular Diversity Preservation International
Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE