Boron-Containing Phthalocyanines and Porphyrazines

Sivaev I. B., Bregadze V. I., Gül A., Mironov A. F.

MACROHETEROCYCLES, vol.5, pp.292-301, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.6060/mhc2012.121211s
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.292-301
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The design and synthesis of boron-containing phthalocyanines and porphyrazines is reviewed. Some of the compounds obtained can be used as agents for photodynamic therapy (PDT) and boron neutron capture therapy of cancer (BNCT) as well as dual PDT/BNCT sensitizers.