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Data on Biological Pigments Detailed by Researchers at University of Trieste (Metal mediated self-assembled porphyrin metallacycles: Synthesis and...

August 5, 2014

Data on Biological Pigments Detailed by Researchers at University of Trieste (Metal mediated self-assembled porphyrin metallacycles: Synthesis and multipurpose applications)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators discuss new findings in Biological Factors. According to news reporting out of Trieste, Italy, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Over the last two decades the metal-mediated directional-bonding has established as an efficient tool for the construction of complex and functional supramolecular architectures. The success of this approach has strongly benefited from design principles based on the known and fixed ligand and metal coordination geometry, thus ensuring a high level of control on the topology and energetics of the supramolecular adducts."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Trieste, "Among them, self-assembled pyridylporphyrin metallacycles have attracted considerable attention due to their symmetric structure, to their peculiar optical and redox properties, to their large inner cavity, that can be easily addressed by axial ligation to metal ions inserted in the porphyrin ring. This review is focused on this particular subset of metal-organic architectures and in particular on discrete metallacyclic system with a 4 + 4 and 2 + 2 metal/ligand stoichiometry formed by coordination of 4-pyridylporphyrins with different metal ions (Pd(II), Pt(II), Ru(II), Re(I))."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Their synthesis, characterization and applications in the field of catalysis, molecular recognition, sensing and ionophoric behavior will be reviewed with the aim to stimulate further interest on these versatile supramolecular systems."

For more information on this research see: Metal mediated self-assembled porphyrin metallacycles: Synthesis and multipurpose applications. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2014;417():59-78. Inorganica Chimica Acta can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Sa, PO Box 564, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland. (Elsevier -; Inorganica Chimica Acta -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting E. Iengo, University of Trieste, Dept. of Chem & Pharmaceut Sci, I-34127 Trieste, Italy. Additional authors for this research include P. Cavigli, D. Milano and P. Tecilla (see also Biological Factors).

Keywords for this news article include: Italy, Europe, Trieste, Porphyrins, Nanotechnology, Supramolecular, Biological Factors, Biological Pigments, Emerging Technologies

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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