SPECTROCHIMICA ACTA PART A-MOLECULAR AND BIOMOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY, vol.97, pp.502-511, 2012 (SCI-Expanded)
The synthesis of peripherally and non-peripherally tetrakis-(7-oxy-3-methyl-4-phenylcoumarin) and
peripherally octakis-[tetrachlorotetra-(7-oxy-3-methyl-4-phenyl coumarin)] substituted zinc(II) phthalocyanines
are performed and characterized for the first time in this study. The new compounds show
excellent solubility in organic solvents, which makes them candidates for use in different applications.
Photophysical (fluorescence quantum yields and lifetimes) and photochemical (singlet oxygen generation
and photodegradation under light irradiation) properties of these novel coumarino phthalocyanines
are investigated in dimethylformamide (DMF). The effects of the positions (peripheral or nonperipheral)
of the substituents on the photophysical and photochemical parameters of the coumarino zinc(II) phthalocyanines
are reported. The fluorescence quenching behavior of the studied zinc(II) phthalocyanines by
addition of 1,4-benzoquinone (BQ) are also described.
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