The photodegradation of a zinc phthalocyanine

Gumustas M. K., Sesalan B. Ş., ATUKEREN P., YAVUZ B., Gül A.

JOURNAL OF COORDINATION CHEMISTRY, vol.63, no.24, pp.4319-4331, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 24
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00958972.2010.534987
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.4319-4331
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A water-soluble zinc phthalocyanine (Pc), ZnPc (3), bearing 12 dimethylamino groups, which enhance the solubility of the macrocycle was synthesized and characterized. Photobleaching of the compound was examined both invivo and invitro. Laser irradiation causes photo-oxidation of the newly synthesized ZnPc. A photobleachable phthalocyanine can be an alternative in imaging; phthalocyanine dyes are used in imaging the cardiovascular system. Besides, it can be used in fluorescein angiography in some cases. When compared to stable ones, a photobleaching ZnPc (3) might be an attractive compound for imaging in medicine.