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Studies from University of Trieste Yield New Information about Biological Pigments (Self-Organization of Polar Porphyrinoids)

September 2, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Research findings on Biological Factors are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Trieste, Italy, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "This Minireview focuses on the very recent developments in the field of porphyrin-based self-assembled nanomaterials with a particular focus on the use of tetrapyrrolic macrocycles bearing amphiphilic and ionic functionalities."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Trieste, "As one of the most studied molecular materials, the importance of porphyrin-derived nanomaterials has attracted wide interest in many applications like catalysis, photodynamic therapy, and organic solar cells to name a few. By using key examples that have recently appeared in the literature, the discussion unfolds through two sections: amphiphilic and ionic assemblies."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Although it focuses on the nanostructuring methodologies used to obtain organized materials, the discussion will also target the physical characterization of the functional materials for their implementation in prototypes."

For more information on this research see: Self-Organization of Polar Porphyrinoids. Chempluschem, 2014;79(7):895-906. Chempluschem can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Chempluschem -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.S. Babu, University of Trieste, UdR INSTM, I-34127 Trieste, Italy (see also Biological Factors).

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

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