Recent emerging applications of porphyrins and Metalloporphyrins and their analogue in diverse areas
Author(s): Pradip B Gujarathi
Abstract: In recent years, scientific advancements have constantly increased at a significant rate in the field of biomedical science is gaining substantial importance. Porphyrins are most widely studied tetrapyrrole - based compound because of their importance role in biological processes. The cavity of porphyrins containing four pyrrolic nitrogens is well suited for binding majority of metal ions to form metalloporphyrins. Porphyrins and metalloporphyrins possess peculiar photochemical. photophysical, and photoredox properties which are tunable through structural modification, have drawn interest to discover new dimension in the field of biomedical. Applications of porphyrins and metalloporphyrins have been pursued in the perspective of contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), photodynamic therapy (PDT) of cancer, and bioimaging.
This purpose of this review is to accumulate the recent study on applications of porphyrins and metalloporphyrins - base materials.