Optical studies on phthalocyanines substituted with phenylazonaphthoxy groups

Özçeşmeci İ., Sorar I., Gül A.

PHILOSOPHICAL MAGAZINE, vol.96, no.28, pp.2986-2999, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 96 Issue: 28
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14786435.2016.1220684
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2986-2999
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The synthesis and characterization of peripherally ({1-[(Z or E)-phenylazo]-2-naphthyl} oxy) tetra-substituted metal-free and metallo (Zn(II), Co(II) and Cu(II)) phthalocyanines are described in this study. Aggregation properties of these compounds were investigated in the concentration range of 20-1M in tetrahydrofuran. Spectroscopic and photophysical properties of these phthalocyanines have been investigated in tetrahydrofuran. Thin films of metallophthalocyanines were prepared by spin coating technique. Results show that transmittance values of the films change with respect to the metal ions in the visible and Q absorptions regions. Films were also annealed at 100, 200 and 300 degrees C and their optical properties were investigated as a function of annealing temperature. The spectrophotometric measurements of transmittance spectra were carried out in the wavelength range 200-1000nm. Results showed that transmittance values of ZnPc thin films were increased as a result of heat treatment.