3. The Purple Planet: A Short Tour of Porphyrins and Related Macrocycles

  1. Abhik Ghosh
  1. Abhik Ghosh

Published Online: 14 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118007099.ch3

Letters to a Young Chemist

Letters to a Young Chemist

How to Cite

Ghosh, A. (2011) The Purple Planet: A Short Tour of Porphyrins and Related Macrocycles, in Letters to a Young Chemist (ed A. Ghosh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118007099.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 21 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470390436

Online ISBN: 9781118007099

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Keywords:

  • purple planet - a short tour of porphyrins and related macrocycles;
  • porphyrins, porphyrins everywhere - best forms being heme, red pigment giving hemoglobin its red color, and chlorophyll, a reduced porphyrin, for green color of plants;
  • role of theory, DFT based on a fundamental theorem of quantum mechanics - a tool at our disposal today, for theoretical studies of structure and bonding

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Porphyrins, Porphyrins Everywhere

  • From Southern California to Northern Norway

  • Porphyrin Analogues

  • A Spectroscopist's Gold Mine

  • The End of Innocence

  • The Role of Theory

  • From Fundamentals to Applications

  • Further Reading