Molecule of the Month
July 2002
A Novel Fully Conjugated Phenanthroline-Appended Phthalocyanine

A novel fully conjugated, tetrasubstituted phthalocyanine, containing four peripheral diimine binding sites, fused via pyrazine bridges to a metal free phthalocyanine core.

This work was carried out by Julia Rusanova in the group of Prof. Silvio Decurtins.


  • J. Rusanova, M. Pilkington, S. Decurtins;
    "A novel fully conjugated phenanthroline-appended phthalocyanine: synthesis and characterisation"
    Chem. Commun., 2236-2237, (2002); doi:10.1039/B206973C.