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Novel Cyclocarbon-Porphyrin Systems: Synthesis and Properties

Project description

New hybrid porphyrin structures hold promise for molecular electronics

Porphyrins are aromatic macrocycles composed of four nitrogen-containing rings joined by carbon bridges. Owing to their special functional properties, they play a central role in photosynthesis and in the creation of haemoglobin, a type of protein in red blood cells that transports oxygen throughout the body. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the CarboPorph project will build on recent advancements in supramolecular porphyrin systems and polyyne chemistry to create and study novel hybrid compounds: cyclocarbon–porphyrin nanorings. Researchers will investigate the most efficient methods for synthesising macrocyclic compounds with varying sizes and different peripheral substituents. These new hybrid compounds could be used as functional materials in molecular electronics.

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Net EU contribution
€ 212 933,76
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
United Kingdom

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00