Chapter 6. Porphyrins

  1. Mark Wainwright

Published Online: 29 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470744956.ch6

Photosensitisers in Biomedicine

Photosensitisers in Biomedicine

How to Cite

Wainwright, M. (2009) Porphyrins, in Photosensitisers in Biomedicine, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470744956.ch6

Author Information

  1. School of Pharmacy and Chemistry, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470510605

Online ISBN: 9780470744956

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Keywords:

  • porphycenes - future-generation porphyrin-type PDT agents;
  • porphyrynoid chromophores used in photosensitiser discovery;
  • possible dihaematoporphyin ether and ester structures;
  • substitution patterns in meso-porphyrins;
  • meso-porphyrins bearing aryl substituents - functionalised by nitration with fuming nitric acid;
  • heteroatom replacement providing altered chromophore electron density/distribution;
  • benzoporphyrin derivative;
  • Tookad, palladium bacteriochlorin derivative

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Central metals

  • Meso compounds

  • Amino derivatives

  • Hetero-porphyrins

  • Chlorins

  • Benzoporphyrin derivative

  • Temoporfin

  • Tookad

  • Purpurins

  • Texaphyrins

  • Porphycenes

  • 5-Aminolaevulinic acid

  • Esters

  • References