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Since their discovery earlier this century, phthalocyanines have been of great interest to chemists, physicists and industrial scientists. They remain one of the most studied functional molecular materials and a vast literature devoted to structure–property relationships has evolved, based on the continuous advances in phthalocyanine synthesis. This book assimilates this information and uses recent advances from the study of phthalocyanine-based materials to evaluate critically their potential role in emerging technologies. Following a brief historical overview and a chapter devoted to chemical synthesis, the various types of molecular and polymeric phthalocyanine materials are described in detail. These include crystals, thin film fabrication including molecular epitaxial deposition and the Langmuir–Blodgett technique, composites, liquid crystals and self-assembled materials. The fundamental optical and electronic properties of these materials are explained and their potential in nonlinear optics, optical data storage, electronic sensors, xerography, solar energy conversion, nuclear chemistry, molecular magnetism, electrochromic displays and heterogeneous catalysis is evaluated.Read more
- The first monograph to take an integrated approach to the subject, cutting across traditional scientific boundaries
- Up-to-date and extremely well-referenced
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' … an excellent general view of some aspects of the synthesis, structure, and properties of phthalocyanines and a few related macrocyclic metal complexes. … This short book is a valuable and excellent introduction and survey for scientists coming into contact with phthalocyanines for the first time. In addition, this monograph is useful for more advanced students who are especially interested in materials science.' Dieter Wöhrle, Advanced MaterialsSee more reviews
'This book is well written and readable. It is a good introduction for graduate students who will appreciate the well-chosen list of references, complete with titles. Most experienced workers will also find much of interest in this book. I certainly did.' Martin Willis, Chemistry In Britain
' … this is a good book which should be on the shelves of everybody who is interested in phthalocyanine chemistry'. Michael Hanack, Angewandte Chemie
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- Date Published: July 1998
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521496230
- length: 211 pages
- dimensions: 254 x 181 x 18 mm
- weight: 0.53kg
- contains: 69 b/w illus. 4 colour illus. 11 tables
- availability: Unavailable - out of print September 2004
Table of Contents
1. An introduction to the phthalocyanines
2. Phthalocyanine synthesis
3. The fabrication of phthalocyanine materials
4. Optical properties
5. Electronic conductivity
6. Optoelectronic properties of phthalocyanine materials
7. Miscellaneous properties and uses of Pc materials
8. Future developments.
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