Characterization of a non-aggregating silicon(IV) phthalocyanine in aqueous solution: toward red-light-driven photocatalysis based on earth-abundant materials

Uslan C., Oppelt K. T., Reith L. M., Sesalan B. Ş., Knoer G.

CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, vol.49, no.73, pp.8108-8110, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 73
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/c3cc44674c
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.8108-8110
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Photophysical and photochemical characterization of a novel cationic silicon phthalocyanine with excellent water solubility properties is reported. The robust red-light responsive compound shows very attractive features as a sensitizer for reductive and oxidative quenching processes to trigger photocatalytic substrate conversion in aqueous solution.