Peripheral substitution of a near-IR-absorbing soluble phthalocyanine using "click" chemistry

Mayank Mayukh, Chin Wei Lu, Edgardo Hernandez, Dominic V. McGrath

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A series of near-IR-absorbing soluble phthalocyanines (Pcs) with eight alkyne moieties as side chains of the chromophore have been synthesized. One of these Pcs has been used as a scaffold for functional group modification using alkyne-azide click chemistry with various azides. This led to a small library of Pcs with photo and thermal crosslinkable, dendritic, and hydrophilic moieties starting from a single Pc molecule. A patterned thin film was fabricated by photocrosslinking one of these Pc derivatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8472-8478
Number of pages7
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number30
StatePublished - Jul 18 2011


  • click chemistry
  • crosslinking
  • phthalocyanine
  • synthetic methods
  • thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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