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Investigators from University of Barcelona Release New Data on Biological Pigments (Molecular recognition of aliphatic amines by luminescent...

August 5, 2014

Investigators from University of Barcelona Release New Data on Biological Pigments (Molecular recognition of aliphatic amines by luminescent Zn-porphyrins)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- A new study on Biological Factors is now available. According to news originating from Barcelona, Spain, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Two new porphyrins and their zinc(II) complexes have been synthesized, their photophysical properties studied, and their use in the molecular recognition of amines has been analyzed. The luminescence properties of both series of compounds show a decrease on the luminescence quantum yield of the Zn-derivatives with respect to their corresponding free base porphyrins."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Barcelona, "Attempts to probe the ability of the compounds to recognise certain biologically relevant drugs revealed that dimethylformamide (DMF) is capable of binding the zinc(II) porphyins. This fact led us to perform sensing experiments of different aliphatic amines, the highest calculated association constant for methyl-and trimethylamine."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These properties confirm the sensitivity of porphyrins to the binding of closely related analytes."

For more information on this research see: Molecular recognition of aliphatic amines by luminescent Zn-porphyrins. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2014;417():222-229. Inorganica Chimica Acta can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Sa, PO Box 564, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland. (Elsevier -; Inorganica Chimica Acta -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from O. Penon, University of Barcelona, Dept. of Quim Inorgan, E-08028 Barcelona, Spain. Additional authors for this research include A.J. Moro, D. Santucci, D.B. Amabilino, J.C. Lima, L. Perez-Garcia and L. Rodriguez (see also Biological Factors).

Keywords for this news article include: Spain, Europe, Amines, Barcelona, Porphyrins, Nanotechnology, Organic Chemicals, Biological Factors, Biological Pigments, Emerging Technologies, Molecular Recognition

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